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Solar street lighting in Delhi for road safety

Solar street lighting in Delhi for road safety
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Solar Street Lighting In Delhi For Road Safety. Greenpeace India launched its campaign to make streets of Delhi safe for women and children by...

New Delhi: Greenpeace India launched its campaign to make streets of Delhi safe for women and children by lighting up dark spots using solar street light systems. Environmental group Greenpeace launched its report on clean electricity prepared in partnership with National Institute of Urban Affairs on Wednesday.

The climate and energy campaigner for Greenpeace India, Pujarini Sen said that India's developmental challenges do not need repetitive rhetoric, it needs creative solutions.

"Greenpeace's sustainable street lighting proposal is a creative solution that not only addresses the issue of women's safety, but also helps Delhi save taxpayer money in the long run, and adopt a non-polluting pathway," Sen said.

"Implementing solar street light systems in all of the 700 dark spots will cost the government less than Rs.10 crore."

She added that the programme will help meet Delhi's renewable purchase obligation target by over 6 percent. This design can be replicated for central government's smart cities plan.

"Greenpeace will meet the Delhi government next week and submit its report," the organisation spokesperson said.

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