World’s largest “LED street light” replacement project launched by Union Power Minister Shri Piyush Goyal completed by SDMC in south Delhi Municipal Corporation Area wherein 2 lakh Street Lights has been replaced with energy efficient LEDs. These replaced LEDs will save around Rs. 135 crores in next 7 years. An App called as SLNP app also launched to address Grievances Regarding Faulty Street Lights.
“Out of total 15.40 lakh street lights replaced with LEDs in the country, Delhi has exhibited an excellent performance by replacing two lakh conventional street lights with the LED lights in the shortest possible time,” Union Power Minister Shri Piyush Goyal said.
“Delhi has also crossed the target of 50 per cent saving in the expenditure on street lighting as mandated in the Street Lighting National Programme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 5, 2015” he added.
SDMC commissioner Punit Goel says these LEDs help to curb release of CO2 gas in the atmosphere by 44k tonne per year.
He said that “SDMC and SECI have inked an MoU for providing solar panel on the roof top of 400 municipal buildings. In the first phase only 40 buildings have been selected for installation of 2.5 MW solar roof top panels and the cost of installation, Rs. 17 crore, will be recovered within 7 years.”