NMMC mulls LED street lights

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI -

The Navi Mum­bai Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (NMMC) is mulling to re­place the com­pressed sodium vapour lamps with light emit­ting diode (LED) lights soon.

A civic of­fi­cial said a pro­posal has been sent to the civic chief and ad­min­is­tra­tive heads and it will be for­warded to the gen­eral body meet­ing. “Although LED lights are bit ex­pen­sive, they will re­duce elec­tric­ity con­sump­tion,” said GV Rao, head of the elec­tri­cal department of Navi Mum­bai Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion.

Of­fi­cials said that after the pro­pos­als gets an ap­proval at the gen­eral body meet­ing, rest of the process such as ten­der­ing and bid­ding will start.

There are around 42,000 streets lights in the city and the NMMC spends Rs19 crore a year for pay­ing power bills to MSEDCL and main­te­nance. If the street lights are con­verted into LED, the cor­po­ra­tion will save around 50% of power charges.

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