The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) will soon be the biggest civic body in India to adopt LED lights on a huge scale. GHMC has replaced 4 lakh conventional streetlights in the city out of the 4.03 lakh streetlights.
The GHMC began the project in July 2017 and said the entire project would be completed soon. This move will help save 162.15 million units of power and Rs. 115.13 crores towards the electricity bills. Another major perk of using LED lights is the reduction of 1,29,719 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year.
The directions towards this project came from MAUD Minister K. T. Rama Rao. The GHMC worked quick and replaced 4 lakh streetlights in just nine months. Whereas, the civic boards in Delhi and Visakhapatnam managed to replace only 2 lakh and 1 lakh streetlights in one year.