The Cuttack city administration has received government nod to install additional energy-efficient LED bulbs as part of its plans to modernise and improve the quality of localities.
Municipal commissioner Bikash Ranjan Mohapatra told The Telegraph on Sunday that the government had given the green signal to install 10,000 additional LED bulbs in addition to those earlier earmarked.
“These will be used at Greenfield, which has been recently considered for urban development by including it under the municipal corporation,” Mohapatra said.
State-run Odisha Infrastructure Development Fund is implementing the Odisha Street Lighting Project for five municipal corporations, including Cuttack, with the old sodium vapour lights being replaced with LED bulbs.
Under the Rs 10.82 crore project for Cuttack, the civic body planned to replace 16,069 conventional bulbs with the long-lasting and energy efficient LED bulbs.