Following the drive, the Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP), flagged off by the Central Government, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) has installed around one lakh energy-efficient LED streetlights in North Delhi so far replacing the conventional sodium vapour lamps by the power discom Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL). All this is aimed at enhancing street safety to the people especially during the night time.
According to the discom spokesperson, in the second phase of the NDMC project being executed by TPDDL, more than 52,000 LED lights have been installed. The streetlight project is undertaken in 104 wards under the NDMC. The discom has already completed the first phase with more than 85,000 streetlight points converted to LED lights. “The work in the second phase is also progressing at a full pace in which more than 52,000 LED lights have already been replaced, taking the total to 1,37,000. The second phase is expected to be completed by this August end,” adding further the officer has been quoted by a newspaper.
According to him, the project has helped TPDDL in achieving an incredible reduction of demand of street-lighting, thereby reducing the overall peak demand by more than 15MW, translating into a considerable power saving. Further the official said that the discom is also maintaining 10,000 new and efficient octagonal streetlight poles that have been installed by the Public Works Department (PWD), replacing the old poles recently.
“The LED streetlight is an important project which will result in better illumination of the roads for better safety while ensuring energy efficiency and savings of more than 15MW of peak demand,” said a senior official.