Bihar’s Tourist Crown Bodh Gaya is all set to go green. The local Authorities have decided to resort to Solar power to illuminate streets in the small town of Bodh Gaya. Â This will reduce the dependency on power, which Bihar lacks to supply.
Preeti Singh, the chairperson of the Bodhgaya Nagar Panchayat, said: â€œThe objective behind installing the solar streetlights is to save power and ensure uninterrupted lighting arrangement in the heritage city.â€
The cost of Â installting 470 solar lights is expected to be around Rs 5.3 crores and is getting financial support fromÂ UK-based Department for International Development
The eight stretches identified for the project are from the Bodhgaya Nagar Panchayat office to Surajpura (50 lights) and Tika Bigha (30), Sujata Bypass to old block office (90), Bhagalpur Road (100), Root Institute to Mor (17), Daheriya Bigha to Tekuna Mor (100), Ningma monastery to Rampur (33) and Hotel Embassy to Miyan Bigha (50).
Electric poles with an underground cable network will be laid every 30m on the identified roads.
At least 83 mini high- mast lights would also be installed in the Bodhgaya Nagar Panchayat area, including the periphery of Kalchakra Ground and primary health centres.