According to a leading news website, Bhubaneshwar is going to get solar streetlights soon. The project is being undertaken to ensure elevate the use of smart and renewable energy resources. The Centre is all set to help Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) to undertake solar street lighting projects on a large scale in the Capital city.
As per the reports, around 1,000 solar lights will be installed on the streets of the capital. The initiative is being propelled by Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi. The cost of the installation will be borne by the centre. The solar lights will be deployed with the help of Union Ministry of Power at an investment of Rs 2.27 crore.
Meanwhile, steps have already been taken to ensure energy-efficient street lighting in the Capital city with the use of LED lights under the Smart City initiative. The City, at present, has around 50,000 single street lights and 10,000 median poles lit by LED lights. As per reports, the BMC manages 15,000 poles while the rest is managed by the Central Electricity Supply Utility.
The LED street lights provide adequate illumination as well as are extremely cost-effective. The solar light is expected to revolutionise the street illumination facility in the City.