AP Government To Complete LED Street-Lighting By December
EESL has retrofitted 10 lakh LED lights in gram panchayats under the first phase and is preparing to install 13 lakh LED lights in the second phase.
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has directed officials to take steps to launch Alert Management System (AMS), a delivery mechanism with global standards to deal with complaints pertaining to LED streetlights, in all gram panchayats in the State.
The New Indian Express stated that the State government, for the first time in the country, is going to initiate quick and efficient complaint handling mechanism — the AMS — giving equal priority to implementation and maintenance of LED street lights.
According to the CM, the State had already created a national record in LED street lighting project and that the Energy and Panchayat Raj department should focus on achieving world record. Expressing happiness over the information given by Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Minister Nara Lokesh that the first phase of LED street lighting project was almost completed, the Chief Minister directed officials that the entire project must be completed by the end of December.
EESL’s deployment of LEDs
The Energy Efficiency Services Ltd has retrofitted 10 lakh LED lights in gram panchayats under the first phase and is preparing for installing 13 lakh LED lights in the second phase. So far, 15.92 lakh LED street lights were installed in rural and urban areas, which covers around one fourth of the nation’s LED street lighting.
Erection of third wire to set up centralised control monitoring system has been completed in 10 districts and installation will be completed in Chittoor, Anantapur, Vizianagaram likely by the first week of September. The Installation in West Godavari, Kadapa will be completed by September 30, Srikakulam and Kurnool by October, Guntur and in Krishna by November, Prakasam and Nellore by December, covering all the districts, reported the English Daily.