SunstarTV Bureau: Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik had inaugurated the LED street lighting system at Cuttack-Puri bypass road, on Wednesday.
He said this will not only reduce the cost of electricity but also prevent road accidents and crimes. Lights have also been put up at the 12 km stretch from Palasuni Chowk to Lingipur Chowk on the bypass road.
The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has installed 774 LED lights on 387 poles, and 3 high-mast lights at Lingipur, Keshura and Pandra.
The lighting project worth Rs 2.85 core has been funded by the Tourism department and the BMC will invest an additional Rs 6.7 core to cover other areas of the city under LED street light system.
More than 40,000 lights have already been installed in various parts of the city and the project work is underway.