Andhra aims to become street smart with LED lighting

Hyderabad , PTI | Updated : 10 March 2015, 07:16 PM

Andhra Pradesh Government has set an ambitious target to install energy-efficient LED lighting system on streets of 110 municipalities and civic corporations by June-end.

“Our Chief Minister (N Chandrababu Naidu) has given a target to me that by June-end, we have to install LED streetlights in 110 municipalities and corporations across the state,” Municipal Administration Minister P Narayana said today.

He was addressing a national conference on LED manufacturing industry.

“We got replacement of existing inefficient sodium or mercury vapour lamps numbering over 90,000 with LED streetlights in Visakhapatnam after cyclone Hudhud in 21 days.  After that, all municipalities are asking for LED streetlights,” he said.

However, the LED manufacturers and suppliers, who attended the conference, said the deadline for the project is short and they need additional time to complete it.

“(Supply of) 4.5 lakh (LED streetlights) capacity is not a constrain in three months. But, a study should be first carried out in municipalities and corporations over cabling infrastructure, pole earthing among other issues to ensure safety is not compromised and the LED bulbs last long,” they said.

First Published: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 07:13 PM
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