KMC to light up city streets with 270,000 LEDs

Electronics Bazaar - - Led News -

By 2019, Kolkata will look brighter even after sun­down, and not just on fes­tive days but round the year. The street­light­ing sys­tem of the city is set for an over­haul with the Kolkata Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (KMC) plan­ning to re­place all metal halide lights with LED vari­ants. To be­gin with, the KMC elec­tri­cal de­part­ment will in­stall 30,000 LED lights to il­lu­mi­nate Kolkata’s ma­jor thor­ough­fares. In the next phase, other im­por­tant roads will come un­der the street il­lu­mi­na­tion project. The last phase will take care of the city’s lanes.

The state gov­ern­ment has as­sured the civic top brass that it will re­lease ` 800 mil­lion in phases for the ‘Green City’ project. Un­der this project, the West Ben­gal gov­ern­ment is sched­uled to get funds for turn­ing the city eco-friendly. The light­ing project un­der­taken by the civic body will help Kolkata to earn car­bon credit points.

Apart from the switchover to an LED light­ing sys­tem along thor­ough­fares, the civic body also plans to in­stall LED lights in the city’s parks, the cen­tral mu­nic­i­pal build­ing (head­quar­ters) on S.N. Ban­er­jee Road and at the 16 bor­ough of­fices lo­cated across the city.

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