GUWAHATI, Sept 23 - The conventional concrete streetlight posts may soon be a thing of the past as the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) plans to cover the entire city with LED streetlights in a phased manner.
In a move to give Guwahati a new-look, the Corporation has already installed 9,500 LED streetlights under its project �Jyoti� in different pockets of the city and is planning to replicate the same in other areas as well.
The LED streetlights are being supplied by SIMOCO Telecommunications Ltd, which will look into the maintenance part for seven years.
Participating in an exhibition here at Guwahati, SIMOCO executive director Salil Choudhury said, �We have already supplied 9,500 LED streetlights to the GMC which the latter has distributed to citizens against a payment of Rs 100 each. More than 5,000 applications seeking such LED streetlights are still pending with the Corporation. The streetlight would be linked to the individual houses or locality. �
Choudhury said that the plan is to replace the conventional streetlights with the LED lights, which will not only save energy but will also cost less to the citizens.
�We have also supplied the product to Gauhati University, Numaligarh Refinery and Kamakhya temple where it is working quite well,� Choudhury stated, adding �To cover entire Guwahati, at least 50,000 such LED lights would be required�.
He claimed that an amount of Rs 25 crore has been sanctioned by the Government.