Raipur Smart City Limited has installed timers on the street lights enabling automatic switching. This has led to around 15 percent reduction of electricity bill for Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC).
According to RMC, the installation of timer has resulted in the reduction of the monthly electricity bill from Rs 70 lakh to Rs 50 lakh.
As per an official from RMC, around 51,000 electricity poles in 70 wards of the city are regulated by timer, installed by Energy Efficiency Services Limited. These poles are set up at 547 points which regulate the LED lights at evening and dawn automatically.
Raipur Smart City’s command and control room ‘Daksh’ monitors the status of these LED street lights. Daksh also updates RMC about the status of non-functioning street lights.