The Corporation is planning to install 5,594 new LED streetlights and 85 high tower lights across several locations.
Story so far: In many localities, residents complained of thefts and safety concerns due to a lack of streetlights. The Chennai Corporation has a list of locations from the police identified as “dark spots.”
- More than 1,000 new lights will be installed in Tondiarpet, 1,000 in Thiru Vi Ka Nagar and Kolathur. Anna Nagar and Kodambakam will also receive the new lights.
- The police will contribute 49 high towers of LED lights at more than 600 sites. The lights will be installed under the Nirbhaya scheme.
Cost: The total cost of the installation is estimated to be ₹33.57 crores.