The street lights in Andhra Pradesh’s Vijayawada, Guntur and Kurnool cities, which are gearing up for the upcoming ‘Krishna Pushkaralu’ festival, will be replaced soon with LED bulbs.
Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a unit of the Energy Department of Government of India, has invested Rs 360 crore to replace all street lights with LED bulbs in the three cities.
EESL intends to install 80,591 LED bulbs. Out of this, 69,797 bulbs have so far been installed.
The programme has been taken up to provide better lighting in the cities which are visited by a large number of pilgrims during the festival.
According to a press release by ‘Energy Conservation Mission’ of Andhra Pradesh, the AP government has set a target to complete the replacement programme by August 5, a week before the commencement of the festival on August 12.
The LED bulbs will have Centralised Control Management System (CCMS) with the installation of 7,000 control boxes.
The Pushkaralu is a festival held in river Krishna where devotees take a sacred bath in the water to wipe off all their sins.