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MCD goes green with CFL bulbs, lamps

It will save 3.74 lakh units of power every month for Delhi. This translates into lighting of a whopping 74,80,000 tubelights per hour.

delhi Updated: Mar 10, 2010 23:37 IST
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It will save 3.74 lakh units of power every month for Delhi. This translates into lighting of a whopping 74,80,000 tubelights per hour.

In a bid to conserve energy, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has decided to replace all existing light bulbs and lamps in various municipal buildings with energy efficient T-5 lamps and CFL lamps and bulbs.

The move will also help the civic agency to save Rs 18.62 lakh per month.

The civic agency took this decision in accordance with the Energy Conservation Act (2001). It will take up the project in two phases at a cost of Rs 2.6 crore.

“The initial cost of switching to these energy efficient lamps would be recovered in one year,” said Deep Mathur, director Press and Information, MCD.

The civic agency had opened bids for the project earlier last month and has zeroed in on two private companies — Havells India Ltd. and Crompton greaves Ltd. to implement the project. While Havells India will take up the work in the Civil lines Zone and Paharganj zone, Crompton greaves Ltd. will implement the project in the rest of the municipal zones namely, Shahdara zone, Central zone, City zone, South zone, West, Narela, Rohini and Karol Bagh zone. The two private companies will look after the supply and installation of the new energy efficient lamps.

The MCD’s high-powered standing committee approved the proposal in a meeting that took place on Wednesday.

Earlier this week, the MCD had also launched a one-of-its-kind remote-controlled street-lighting system which automatically turns on and off according to the sunrise and sunset time of the geographical locations.

The project, according to the MCD, has been implemented at a cost of Rs 3 crore and

will help in energy conservation, saving an amount worth “many times the cost”.