Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday unveiled the LED streetlight system at Sai Mandir square on Cuttack-Puri bypass road.
This LED streetlight system is implemented on the 12-km stretch from Palasuni to Lingipur.
Inaugurating the system, Patnaik said this streetlighting system will be helpful for motorists and added that loot and dacoity will be discouraged to a great extent following introduction of the LED lighting system.
This will also substantially reduce electricity consumption, the Odisha CM added.
Worthwhile to mention that 774 LED bulbs of 120 watt each were fitted with 387 electric posts on behalf of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and three high mast lights erected at Lingipur, Kesura and Pandara. The tourism department has spent Rs 2.85 cr for the purpose.
The BMC has started a drive for installation of LED lighting system with over 40000 bulbs fitted with a number of electric posts in the city. The BMC said it will further spend Rs 6.7 crore for lighting soon.
The programme was attended by Panchayati Raj, IT and science Minister Ashok Chandra Panda, Bhubaneswar(Central) Ananta Narayana Jena and Bhubaneswar( North) MLA Sushant Kumar Rout.
While Director, Municipal Administration, Sangramjit Nayak welcomed the guests, BMC Commissioner Premchand Chaudhary proposed the vote of thanks.