Solar Powered Bulbs To Pokhara Streets within 6 months
0 Comments 6 Jan 2014 ADV
As good news for the denizens and the tourists in Pokhara, the street of the famous tourist targets of Nepal will remain lit even during power outage within six months.
Pokhara sub metropolitan city, the renowned tourist destination blessed with the massive natural beauty with green hills and snow covered Himalayas surrounding it, will have now the solar backed bulbs to light the streets. Now the locals and visitors alike will not have to feel uneasy while walking during the nighttime. With the solar lights flooding the streets during the power outage, the business hub new Road as well as tourist spots in lakeside is expected to get more boosts.
The local business people and the residents have joined hands with the municipal authority to get rid of blackouts in the streets. The tourism entrepreneurs and the locals have donated 2 and 1.8 million respectively.
According to the municipal, the remaining expenditure for the installation of the solar bulbs will e covered by the alternative Energy promotion center.The sub-metropolis has entrusted the responsibility of the solar bulb installation to the Kathmandu based Suryodaya Solar Private ltd.
The executive officer of the sub-metropolis informed that for the installation of the solar power bulbs on the street in Pokhara city AEPC has provided a financial assistance while Inclusive Growth (CIG) has extended technical assistance
As per the information provided by the sub-metropolis, more than 200 solar power bulbs will be installed along the street in the city. The total estimate costs for this project is 20 million rupees.
“The works of installing the posts for the bulbs will be completed within 3 months, and the solar bulbs will start lighting the streets within six months.” Pashupati Subedi, CI coordinator.
The installing company has provided 5 years in the battery while the solar panels to be used for the purpose are expected to remain fictional for 20 years.With the power outage, the CC cameras installed for the safety purpose are not working fully currently. With the street lights, the tourism entrepreneurs hopes that will help for crimes too.
“The power for the 12 CC cameras in the lake side area will be supplied from the solar energy. It will be great relief for the locals and the tourists as well,” said Bhujel, the chairman of Pokhara tourism council.
Source: myrepublica.com, 06 January
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