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Panchayats in Krishna to get LED street lights by December-end

Panchayats in Krishna to get LED street lights by December-end
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All 970 villages in Krishna district will have LED street lamps by Decemberend as lamps installation work continues at a brisk pace in the district As part of the energy conservation efforts, the Energy department is planning to install 27 lakh LED street lamps in all villages of the State

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Vijayawada: All 970 villages in Krishna district will have LED street lamps by December-end as lamps installation work continues at a brisk pace in the district. As part of the energy conservation efforts, the Energy department is planning to install 27 lakh LED street lamps in all villages of the State.

The Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (SPDCL) has decided to install 2.40 lakh street lamps in Krishna district in 970 village panchayats by December-end. As part of it, the SPDCL has installed 1.20 lakh LED street lamps in 305 villages during the last one month. The installation work is in progress in 141 village panchayats and the work is yet to start in the remaining villages.

The State government is giving top priority for LED street lighting in village panchayats to increase the appearance and lighting and ensure safety and security to people. Superintending engineer, SPDCL, Krishna district N Venkateswarlu said the Energy department with coordination of village panchayats will complete the installation of remaining 1.20 lakh LED lamps by December-end.

He said 25,471 LED lamps will be installed in Machilipatnam revenue division, 36,904 lamps in Vijayawada revenue division, 40,232 lamps in Nuzvid revenue division and 17,587 lamps in Gudivada revenue division.

Krishna district will be the seventh district in the State for installation of LED street lamps in all village panchayats after the achievement made by East Godavari, West Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Chittoor, Kadapa and Anantapur.

Andhra Pradesh State Energy Efficiency Corporation Limited (APSEECL) CEO A Chandrasekhar Reddy said the energy department will save 300 million units of power worth Rs 180 crore every year by installing 27 lakh LED lamps in all villages.

He said all these LED lamps will be connected to Centralised Control Monitoring Systems (CCMS) by March 2019 to monitor the functioning of LED lamps even in remote villages. He said Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has directed the energy department to install LED lamps in all village panchayats by Sankranti festival in 2019.

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