MCD to upgrade street lights

In an attempt to beautify the Capital in time for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi has chalked out an ambitious project to upgrade street-lighting in Delhi at a cost of Rs.200 crore. In a statement on Tuesday, MCD Standing Committee Chairman Vijender Gupta said over 900 km of roads greater than 60 feet in width would be provided with ultra-modern streetlights based on international standards. "The lights and poles will be galvanised to prevent rusting. The new lights will illuminate a greater area and also reduce consumption of electricity due their energy-efficient technology. An automatic system of switching the lights on and off will enable monitoring of the lights from within the control rooms,' said Mr. Gupta. According to him, the lights will adhere to "IP68' specifications and will not be affected by dust, mosquitoes or moisture besides being metered.

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