State-run EESL today said it has signed a pact with the Municipal Corporation Gurugram (MCG) to install LED street lights under the Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP). Gurugram will be the first city in Haryana to be implementing the SLNP project. The implementation is in line with the smart city initiative of Haryana, Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) said in a statement. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed here by MCG Superintending Engineer ND Vashishtha and EESL Chief General Manager (Technical) Venkatesh Dwivedi. EESL shall replace over 48,568 conventional street lights with LED lights, which would lead MCG to save approximately 13 million units of electricity annually, it said.
The MoU entails entire upfront capital cost of upgradation of conventional streetlight fixtures with LED streetlight fixtures will be invested by MCG while EESL will carry out the annual maintenance and warranty replacement on behalf of MCG for a period of 10 years. At present, the street light system prevailing in MCG consists of conventional lighting systems such as high pressure sodium vapour lamps, metal halide lamps and fluorescent tube lights.
The installation of LED-based street lighting system is essential, since LED lighting offer higher efficiency, better illumination and life expectancy apart from being environmentally sustainable. The EESL will be implementing the Centralised Control and Monitoring System (CCMS) as a replacement of existing conventional streetlight fixtures besides providing minimum guarantee of savings of 45-55 percent to MCG.