US company to light the streets of Punjab towns

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Chandigarh, Apr 25 (UNI) After lighting Indore and Ujjain, a United States (US) company, Econoler International is all set to light the streets of Municipal Areas of Punjab with energy saving lights.

Mr Leon Biaou, Managing Director of Econoler International today held a meeting with Punjab Science and Technology Minister Bikram Singh Majithia to explain the conceptual plan of the company to provide energy efficient street lights for the Municipal Areas of the state.

Mr Biaou said that his company had already successfully completed the self financing energy efficient street light projects for Indore and Ujjain that resulted in annual power saving of 35 per cent. This had helped the company to recover the cost of project within three years.

Mr Biaou explained to the Minister that the company would suggest latest technology to the Municipal Corporations and the state would not have to spend a single penny in upgrading the street light infrastructure. He said that Energy Saving Companies would bid for every MC and recover the cost of the project from the energy saved by the new lighting system.

Appreciating the novel project, Mr Majithia said that the Science and Technology department would facilitate this project and coordinate with the Local Government Department for successful execution of this project. He said that a team of the Science and Technology and Local Government Departments would visit Indore and Ujjain to study the operational success of this project in the two cities.

Prominent among those who participated in the meeting included Mr A S Chhatwal, Secretary Science and Technology and Mr T P S Sidhu, CEO Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA).

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