According to recent reports, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has cut down its electricity bill for street lighting by Rs 152.96 crore.
This major saving has been possible after the replacement of traditional lights with LED lighting solutions according to KT Rama Rao, Minister for IT, Industries, Municipal Administration & Urban Development.
Around 4,32,901 conventional streetlights were replaced with energy-efficient LEDs in the GHMC area. This resulted in energy savings of 216.50 million units between the period of July 2017 and July 2019.
Moreover, it is decided, that the government would look into complaints of lack of maintenance of the streetlights by Energy Efficiency Services Limited of Government of India which, according to some reports had sub-contracted the maintenance to some private parties.
The numerous advantages of LED lighting solutions have increased their application all across the country, which have further decreased carbon footprint and the electricity bill effectively.