street lights to be upgraded in the city starting July this year.
Rs. 34 crore
will be spent on replacing the conventional street lights with LEDs. A Delhi-based agency will execute the project and maintain it for about five years - CMC commissioner Gyan Ranjan Das.
Rs 6 crore
on an average that spends annually towards electricity bills for street lights. Besides, the civic body also spends over Rs 50 lakh on maintenance of the conventional sodium vapour lights.
estimated savings on electricity bills once the LEDs are upgraded.