Union Minister of State for power and New & Renewable Energy R K Singh on Saturday dedicated 4,611 smart and energy-efficient LED lights to the people of Ara town in Bihar’s Bhojpur district.
These LED lights have been installed in a record time of just three weeks under the Street Light National Programme (SLNP) of the Union Ministry of Power. Ara Municipal Corporation is expected to save 27 lakh kWh energy per year, and Rs 13.6 crore over seven years.
The SLNP is the world’s largest streetlight replacement programme being implemented by the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of PSUs under the Union Ministry of Power. The Government of Bihar had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in December 2017 with EESL to retrofit and install approximately 3 lakh conventional street lights with LEDs in all 38 districts.
Within a record time of only three weeks, the EESL has replaced 4,611 conventional lights with LEDs and completed the infrastructure work for segregation of street light circuit from normal electricity distribution circuit in Ara town, the headquarters of Bhojpur district.
Speaking on the occasion, Singh, “It is a moment of great pride to dedicate the smart, future-ready and energy-efficient LED streetlights to the people of Ara. These lights will not only illuminate the streets but also enable better and safe mobility for the citizens.” Read More