More solar-powered streetlights for city

THE Chennai Corporation, as part of its cost-cutting measures, has planned to install more solar-powered streetlights in narrow streets and slum areas in the city According to May . or M Subramanian, the Corporation spent nearly Rs 18 crore a year for powering streetlights. By introducing solar-powered lights, the Corporation could reduce its expenditure, he added. The Mayor on Saturday inaugurated 60 solar-powered streetlights of 18 watts capacity, built at a cost of Rs 11 lakh, at a slum dwellings near Tod Hunter Nagar in Ward-139.

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