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Naidu launches smart street lights in Delhi

“It is a good initiative to reduce electricity consumption in the city, and it will help in improving the financial health of various municipal corporations in the national capital. Providing round the clock electricity is one of the major challenges of the smart cities and this initiative will help us meeting the target,” he said.

“Creation of infrastructure for smart cities requires huge amounts, and this can only be achieved through Public-Private Participation (PPP),” he added.

Union minister of State for Power, Coal, and New and Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal, who also present during the launch at Naraina Vihar, said, “Our aim to make Delhi a model city. With the installation of energy efficient LED lights there will not be any financial burden on the corporations.”

While claiming that within one and a half years about 25 crore units of electricity will be saved, the minister said, “We have introduced the Electricity Amendment Bill in Parliament which would permit the consumers to choose their electricity supplier, and this competitiveness would benefit mostly the people of Delhi and Mumbai.”

There are an estimated 5 lakh street lights in Delhi owned by state government agencies, in particular MCD, PWD. All these are conventional street lights and consume more than 400 million kWh of energy every year.

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