This Noida Authority initiative is expected to reduce electricity expenditure by more than 56 per cent and create savings for the civic body.
In an attempt to save energy, Noida Authority has undertaken an initiative to instal LED lights across all streets of the city. Thus, all ordinary bulbs will be replaced by LED lights, sodium bulbs and tubelights.
The project is expected to reduce electricity expenditure by more than 56 per cent and create savings for the civic body.
TATA Project Ltd, a Mumbai-based firm, has been awarded the contract to replace the lights. Further, the firm will bear the cost of replacing the lights on its own. There are 74,000 streetlight points across the city. The feeder panels across the city will also be replaced with a new centralised control monitoring system (CCMS).
Speaking to City Spidey, Alok Tandon, chairman and CEO of Noida Authority, said that under the scheme, the contractor would replace all the old lights and instal new ones wherever necessary. The entire work will be done within a period of seven years.
“A mobile app will be launched for redressal of public grievances within 48 hours,” Tandon said. "The lights thus replaced would be installed in Noida villages to ensure safety in those areas,” Tandon said.
Currently, Noida Authority pays an electricity bill of about Rs 72 crore per year. Once the project is implemented, the savings from monthly electricity charges will be shared between the Noida Authority and the contractor. However, the percentage of sharing is still not decided among both the parties.
TATA Project Ltd will instal all the electrical equipment and take care of its maintenance. The energy audit will be done by IIT Roorkee.