In an endeavour to save energy and money, SDMC has undertaken a mega project of replacing all the halogen bulbs of the sub-city with LED lights .
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) is busy replacing high-mast halogen bulbs with LED lights in the residential societies of Dwarka.
According to the mayor of SDMC, Kamaljeet Sehrawat, the project started a few days ago and is being well received by the people of the sub-city. People are understanding the rationale of the replacement both from the perspective of cost and energy.
Speaking to City Spidey, K Darwari, president of Ram Krishna Ashram Apartments, Sector 23, said, "For the high-mast fittings in our society, we have received four LED bulbs in exchange of four halogen bulbs. The LED bulbs are brighter and consume less power. The halogen bulbs were an expensive proposition.”
According to the mayor, four teams have been formed to implement this bulb-changing project. These teams are approaching RWAs across Dwarka and asking if there is any need for replacement. The RWAs and managements of residential societies are responding positively and even demanding the change through WhatsApp groups formed by the mayor.
In the words of Sehrawat, “This project is of Rs 1.2 crore, and all transformation work should be completed by March."
RWAs are leveraging social media groups to demand more lights in the streets under their jurisdictions. They are also demanding the illumination of peripheral areas and dark stretches.
There are many societies that have high-mast poles without lights, or with defunct lights. One such society is Ganpati Apartments in Sector 9.
Speaking to City Spidey, Advocate KS Bhati, president of Ganpati Apartments who is also the president of the Sector 9 Federation of RWAs, said, “The high-mast pole of our society was set up by the municipal corporation a couple of years back. However, they hadn't provided any bulbs. Now, however, we are hoping that they will provide us with LED bulbs. The corporation should ensure that all societies get these bulbs. They should also illuminate the dark stretches across the sub-city. Even the service lanes should be properly illuminated, and where required, SDMC should even start setting up light poles."