Minister for HRD Ganta Srinivasa Rao on Wednesday evening inaugurated LED lighting from Endada to YSR cricket stadium and high mast lighting at the Zoo Park Junction.
High-mast lights are being installed at 23 junctions with a cost of Rs.1.59 crore by the GVMC.
LED lighting was being installed along a stretch of 9 km from Hanumanthavaka to Kommadi and the first phase of 3 km up to Endada was switched on earlier, Mr. Srinivasa Rao said.
After the damage caused to streetlights in cyclone Hudhud, a total of 93,000 streetlights were replaced with LED lights with a cost of Rs.57.34 crore.
The Minister said installation of LED lights was resulting in a power saving of 40-50 per cent. Municipal Commissioner Pravin Kumar and Superintendent Engineer Ananda Rao participated.
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