Monday, February 26, 2024

Solar lights illuminate Sohra roads

Date:

Share post:

spot_img

By Our Reporter

SOHRA, Oct 26: The dark roads beginning the Mawkdok Dympep Valley will finally see some light as the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) inaugurated 49 solar street lamps along the way from Mawkdok valley point in four villages namely, Mawjrong, Dympep, Laitsohpliah and Sohrarim.
The project, which was completed in 14 days, is an initiative of the Swacchata Action Plan under the Special Campaign 3.0, by the Ministry of Finance.
The lights are aimed at being helpful for not only the villagers but also tourists who find it difficult to navigate the roads at night.
The solar street light project was inaugurated by the Chairman of CBIC, Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, in the presence of Sohra legislator, Gavin Mylliem, Chief Commissioner of Guwahati Zone, Vandana Deori among senior officers of CBIC and Customs department.
Agarwal expressed his happiness that the Customs Zone has taken the novel initiative of providing solar street lights with low maintenance and various lighting adaptability features to conserve energy.
Agarwal also appreciated the efforts of the zone in implementing the project within 14 days at a cost of approximately Rs 9 lakh right from the conceptualisation stage.
Gavin Mylliem, expressing his gratefulness to the CBIC, expressed that this will also support the vision of the CM solar mission and help the state government tackle the power crisis.
Mylliem added, “People from these villages have been looking forward to these streetlights, this will benefit the people and when proper illumination and lighting is at place, we do feel safer, thereby promoting safety and security.”
The low maintenance of the solar lights along with it being cost effective make it an appropriate alternative and also be the right step towards a green and clean Meghalaya.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

spot_img

Related articles

Oppenheimer dominates at SAG Awards; Bear, Succession also win

The recently held 30th edition of the annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards celebrated some of the standout...

Natalie Portman says she used to find dressing for awards ‘oppressive’

Actress Natalie Portman has shared that she used to find dressing up for awards ceremonies "oppressive". Since having...

Amy Schumer reveals Cushing syndrome diagnosis, that can cause weight gain

Comedian and actor Amy Schumer has opened up about her current health situation, revealing she has Cushing syndrome,...

Netflix picks up Oscar-nominated docu feature To Kill A Tiger

Netflix, reports Variety, has acquired Nisha Pahuja’s Oscar-nominated documentary feature To Kill a Tiger, which tells the story...