Shillong Municipal Board to replace electric lights with solar lights in Shillong City’s streets

Shillong, June 07: The Shillong Municipal Board would soon replace the electric street lights in the City with solar lights.

According to Urban Affairs Minister who is also in-charge of Municipal administration, the move to replace electric street lights in Shillong City with solar lights would help the Shillong Muncipal Board save atleast Rs 8 lakh a month which will come to nearly Rs 1 crore in a year.

He said that all these years, SMB has been paying electricity bill around Rs 8 lakh per month to the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL).

He also said that the solar lights would be installed phase-wise, and the cost installing solar lights in the City was being worked out.

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