Agartala to be first LED illuminating city in NE

Agartala: Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), an undertaking of Ministry of Power has agreed to replace existing city illuminating system of Agartala with Light Emitting Diode (LED) without initial capital investment, said secretary Urban Development Ashutosh Jindal.

“We are expecting the signing of MoU with EESL by next week to install most modern energy efficient illuminating lights in the city roads. This will not only reduce our energy billing, also provides better lighting on streets and gives a modern look,” Jindal stated.

He however, pointed out that the MoU will be signed between EESL and Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and initially, EESL will undertake the replacement of illuminating system on VIP Road from the Raj Bhawan to Agartala airport.

The EESL has already conducted technical survey on the road and ready to start the work after formal signing of MoU and followed by first phase of illumination replacement, EESL will go for replacing existing lighting of other roads in the city in phase manner.

Agartala will be the first city of Northeast and second city in eastern India after Kolkata where LED street lighting system is going to be installed, Jindal said, adding that lighting system of Agartala will be replaced completely for the first time in the country.

In Kolkata, LED was not installed in entire city yet but in Agartala it will be replaced fully, Jindal stated. So far, Hyderabad and Vijayawada have been replaced with LED lighting by EESL.

According to Jindal, EESL will bear all capital investment and AMC will refund the money in seven years of time out of the savings of electricity bill. (UNI)

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