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50000 km Road illuminated under Street Lighting National Programme

50000 km Road illuminated under Street Lighting National Programme

Union Government under the Street Lighting National programme (SLNP) has illuminated 50,000 km of Indian roads with installation of 30 lakh LED street lights across the country.

With this milestone Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a public sector undertaking under the Ministry of Power, has become the world’s largest street light management company.

The installation of 30 lakh LED street lights has resulted in 39 crore kWh of annual energy savings, avoided capacity of over 104.19 MW to the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs). Further it has also helped in reduction of 3.29 lakh tonnes of CO2 annually.

Under SLNP, Rajasthan is leading the country with an installation of 7.85 lakh LED street lights followed by Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat with 6.03 lakhs and 5.4 lakhs respectively.

Presently, EESL is retrofitting 15,000 conventional lights with LED street lights every day. Project is near completion in the states of Himachal Pradesh, Tripura and Gujarat.

EESL is also implementing a special heritage lighting project in Kashi region of Uttar Pradesh where 4,000 lights are being installed. The programme has also recently commenced in the cities of Chandigarh and Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Further, the procurement price of the LED Street Lights has been reduced from Rs. 135/watt to Rs. 80/watt due to mass procurement of the lights.

About SLNP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Street Lighting National Programme in 100 cities on January 5, 2015 to convert conventional street and domestic lights with energy efficient LED lights. The programme has been launched with an aim to conserve as much energy as possible and spread the message of energy efficiency in the country.

Under SLNP, 3.5 crore conventional street light will be replaced, which will result in saving of 9,000 million units annually. Total cost savings of municipalities every year will be Rs 5,500 crore.  Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has been designated as the implementing agency. 

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