LED streetlight project is to replace all the 84,000 streetlight in the city with energy efficient LED lights.
Trivandrum Corporation’s plan to replace the existing sodium vapour lights with energy efficient LEDs have gained momentum again as the civic body shut down the possibility of private participation in street light maintenance.
Corporation has decided to drop the idea of private participation completely and instead the project will be handed over to government agencies like SIDCO or Keltron for introducing LED lighting in the city. The decision came after a government order which said that accredited agencies should be given the contract for street light maintenance.
According to the reports, both the companies had submitted the proposals twice. The supply, installation, maintenance and repair will be vested with the agency that would be assigned the contract. The agency will carry out maintenance for a period of 10 years. The corporation will pay an annual charge of Rs 13.5 crore in terms of electricity bill.
LED streetlight project is to replace all the 84,000 streetlight in the city with energy efficient LED lights. The corporation is looking for a ‘zero investment model’ for the project.
Trivandrum Corporation is also looking at other cities that implemented LED Street lights. Chennai is one such city but they are spending around Rs.300 crore for the entire project which is not viable for Trivandrum Corporation.