The city of Bengaluru will soon have brightly illuminated streets at a lower cost as the lighting project by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to install LED bulbs has been approved by the government. The order will be issued in a month for the project to begin.
There are around 4,70,648 street lamps in Bengaluru for which BBMP pays a monthly bill amounting to Rs 12 crore. After the lighting upgrade has been accomplished, BBMP will be saving Rs 3.5 crore every month. It is expected that by the end of 2021 all the street lights in Bengaluru will have LED bulbs.
As per BBMP, the bidders will look after the maintenance of the street lighting system for the next ten years before handing it over to BBMP. However, the new lights would need no maintenance for seven years. Centralised control rooms will be set up which will aid the civic body to monitor LED street lamps.
The light poles will be redone, with their height being adjusted as per the road condition and the requirement to provide uniform brightness across the city.
This project is going to be the first to be implemented among those announced by Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy in his 2019-20 financial year budget that was presented recently.