Energy Efficiency Services Ltd has announced that it has signed a MoU with Urban Development Department (UDD), Government of Maharashtra for replacing all the conventional streetlights under the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) across Maharashtra with LED lamps. The MoU signing was held in presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Under EESL’s Street Lighting National Programme, approximately 20 lakh existing street lights will be retrofitted with LED lights in all major cities of Maharashtra.
Nearly 394 ULBs under the administrative control of UDD in Maharashtra will be covered in a phased manner. The project implementation will include replacement of existing sodium vapor, mercury vapor lights with LED lights and their maintenance for a period of 7 years.
Commenting on the MoU signing, Saurabh Kumar, Managing Director, EESL said, “It gives us immense pleasure to expand the Street Light National Programme in Maharashtra. The scheme will enable easy adoption to LED streetlights by the ULBs, without any upfront payment. We are confident of a 50 per cent reduction in power bills of the ULBs which are to be benefitted by this initiative in the state. We have already implemented the SLNP scheme successfully in Amaravati and the result speaks for itself.”