Ranchi, June 14: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said LED lights would be installed in all the urban municipal areas of the state. The work of installation of these lights would be completed in a year’s time, he said.
Addressing a gathering after an MoU was inked between the state government and the EESL to erect LED street lights in the urban municipal areas of the state, he said, in the first phase in 11 urban municipal areas these LED lights would be erected. Along with the state government has also sanctioned a sum of Rs 100 crore for erecting the LED lights in the rural areas.
The chief minister said in such villages were the power has reached in such areas first the LED lights would be installed so that it would enable the people to travel in the night and also help the shop owners to keep their business opened.
This would also help in building a sense of security among the people, he said adding that not only the common people would be benefitted but the government would also be saving power bills.
Das said that his government was committed to provide better facilities to the people of the state and efforts are being made to provide basic amenities to the people.
He directed that before Durga Puja in crowded areas and before the Shravani Mela on the Kanwariya Path the LED lights be installed.
Das said all the municipal bodies should appoint a nodal official each so that the work may be completed on time.
He said the government will not tolerate any negligence between the municipal bodies and the EESL.
Principal Secretary of the Urban Development Department Arun Kumar Singh said in the first phase the MoU has been done for erecting the LED lights in Deoghar, Basukinath, Dumka, Adityapur, Hazaribagh, Jugsalai, Jamshedpur, Mango, Dhanbad and Medninagar.
He said after the Led lights are installed in the places it would help save 4.66 crore units of power ultimately ensuring Rs 21 crore yearly saving for the state government.
Those present also included Chief Secretary Rajbala Verma and EESL programme manager Prabhat Kumar.