Shimla to Get LED Streetlights Upgrade

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Update time : 2016-08-18 11:00:58
Shimla, a city located in Northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, will be replacing about 8,000 conventional streetlights with LEDs, rep orted The Times of India.

The city mayor Sanjay Chauhan recent comments suggest the lights will be replaced once a meeting with finance contract and personal matters committee is settled.

About 2,000 of the new LED streetlights will be warm white LED lights, and will be installed in fog prone areas to improve road visibility during foggy weather, said Shimla MC executive engineer Sudheer Gupta.

 may soon be known as an 'LED city' as all the street lights will now be replaced with light-emitting diode (LED) lamps as suggested by mayor Sanjay Chauhan in a meeting with finance contract and personal matters committee. Around 8,000 existing street lights in the town will be replaced with LED lights soon in which there will be around 2,000 yellow LED lights. Shimla MC executive engineer Sudheer Gupta said that yellow lights will particularly be installed at fog prone areas such as the Circular road where visibility becomes too low during foggy weather.