Udaipur leads Indian cities in LED Street Light Implementation
Udaipur administration has achieved replacement of all of its high pressure sodium bulbs and other installations with LED street lights
Udaipur administration has achieved replacement of all of its high pressure sodium bulbs and other installations with LED street lights.
During a phase when administrators and leaders across the world are emphasizing green energy and adoption of methods to reduce carbon emission, Udaipur, a designated smart city has taken this initiative and topped the list, as per a release from Ministry of Power and Energy Efficiency Services Ltd, a JV company of the PSUs of the Ministry.
Compared to traditional high pressure sodium lights, LED have a longer life span, as a result of their higher durability, which comes from absence of mercury lead emissions and consume less energy. They are highly beneficial and preferred in community lighting.
Siddharth Sihag, CEO of Udaipur Smart City Ltd said that the implementation was started last year and completed this year in a phased manner, successfully implementing LED solutions in all municipal areas of the City of Lakes. The savings coming out from installation of the bulbs has covered the capital expenditure already. He added that to cover up large gaps in already installed poles, additional 2,500 LED lights are being installed.
Additionally, the LED Street lights will be powered by solar panels, with the first phase between Fatehpura to Sukhadia Circle being started soon.
Speaking of Solar, UMC is the only one in the state, which is offering an extra 10% subsidy to individuals setting up solar plants at their homes. This is in addition to the 30% subsidy provided by the State government.