On Green Mission, Kolkata To Light Up City Streets With 270,000 LEDs


On Green Mission, Kolkata To Light Up City Streets With 270,000 LEDs

By 2019, the city will look brighter even after sundown, and not just on festive days but round the year.

The street-lighting system of the city is set for an overhaul with the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) planning to replace all metal halide lights with LED ones. To begin with, the KMC electrical department will install 30,000 LED lights to illuminate Kolkata’s major thoroughfares. In the next phase, other important roads will come under the street illumination project. The last phase will take care of city’s lanes.

The state government has assured the civic top brass to release Rs 80 crore in phases for the ‘Green City’ project. Under this project, the Bengal government is scheduled to get funds for turning the city eco-friendly. The lighting project undertaken by the civic body will help Kolkata to earn carbon credit points. Read More…

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