NMMC mulls LED street lights
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.