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LED street lighting in Mussoorie

Em News Bureau ,  Thursday, February 21, 2013, 14:10 Hrs  [IST]

Instapower, a manufacturer of LEDs, has installed 500 street lights covering all the main streets of Mussoorie in Uttarakhand. The area covered includes The Mall Road, Camel's Back Road, Company Garden, King Craig, Barlowganj, Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy, Picture Palace, Landour, Jhadi Pani, Jhula Ghar, Kempty Fall route and Library.

The LED lights were installed as part of an initiative by Energy Efficiency Services Ltd – a joint venture of NTPC, Power Finance Corporation, Rural Electrification Corporation and Power Grid Corporation of India, to facilitate implementation of energy-efficiency projects. The overall size of energy efficiency market is estimated to be Rs.74,000 crore.

The project, first of its kind in Uttarakhand is an attempt to integrate newer technologies to civic amenities to the public. It is expected that the success of LED street lighting in Mussoorie will inspire other places to emulate the model. LED street lighting is expected to save substantial amount of public money as lesser consumption of electricity will result in lower electricity bills.
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