The dhabas located at the Delhi-Chandigarh highway cannot stay amiss because of their illuminated façade. The eateries may not be located in Las Vegas but definitely depict the same glamour. The buildings at the highway are loaded with strings of bulbs and lights. Dhabas are known to serve great food but the lights amplify their attraction.
Therefore, the owners are known to spend thousands of rupees on tube lights and incandescent bulbs. They eventually ended up paying more than Rs40, 000 on electricity bills. However this situation has been rectified by the replacement of these lights by LED lighting. The electricity bill has come to down to almost Rs. 15,000.
The first eatery to introduce this change was the FOOD GARAGE owned by Manish Khanija. They replaced around 250 bulbs with Led lighting which has been lucrative for them. The business has amplified due to the change brought in by the lights. The ambience of the Restaurant is brighter and can be spotted by people from a distance. Also, people feel safe around bright lights.
Around 30 dhabas have implemented this change and replaced their old bulbs with LED lighting. The bulbs were distributed by Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL). The eateries at the highway received around 4,800 9W LED bulbs by ESSL along with 10,000 bulbs being distributed among the National highway 1 dhabas.