In a bid to save on electricity bills and pave way for green energy, the 5.6 km stretch of the Bandra Worli sealink will be illuminated with the help of solar panels from April this year.
The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) has already floated bids to appoint a new toll operator, who will also be responsible for installing the solar panels. The term of the current operator, MEP Infrastructure, ends in February.
The switch to solar energy is in line with the Central government’s initiative of promoting clean energy and reducing the carbon footprint. The solar panels will generate 355 kilovolts (KV).
“We have already floated bids for the change of operation and maintenance of contractor for the sealink. The current operator MEP infrastructure’s tenure will end by February,” Kiran Kurundkar, joint managing director, MSRDC told the Asian Age. Read More…