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GHMC to appoint “Energy Volunteers” to monitor street lights

Hyderabad: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation is planning to appoint “Energy Volunteers” for proper maintenance of over four lakh streets lights in the city.

According to GHMC Commissioner and Special Officer Dr. B. Janardhan Reddy, it has been observed that several street lights were not being switched off even after sunrise thus wasting energy. Therefore, in order to ensure that street lights are switched off on time, the GHMC has decided to appoint representatives of Residential Welfare Associations by appointed them as “Energy Volunteers”.  The decision was taken during a tele-conference the Commissioner had with the senior officials on Monday.

There are 4.05 lakh street lights in the GHMC limits around 24,000 switches are working and 2,670 timers have also been provided for maintenance of of the street lights. Presently, the GHMC is incurring expenses of Rs. 13.89 crore towards electricity charges and by appointing “Energy Volunteers” it could save a huge amount on power bills. (INN)