: Streetlights in all wards in the municipality will be replaced with LED lamps, said S.A. Sait alias Abdul Rahman, municipal chairman (in-charge).
Moving a resolution in this regard at the municipal council meeting here on Friday, he said work would be taken up at an estimate of Rs.5.48 crore to be shared equally by the municipality and a private firm which would execute it.
He explained that LED lamps would bring about economy in consumption charge.
Presently, the municipality incurred a huge expenditure of Rs.36 lakh every year towards power consumption charge and spent Rs.11.50 lakh every year towards maintenance and repair works.
The LED lamps would ensure curtailment in expenditure on power consumption by about 32 per cent of the present expenditure. About 6,328 tube lights would be replaced by LED lamps.
He also said that it has been planned to construct minor culverts in 18 wards. From out of the MLA constituency area development fund, mini tanks would be set up in wards in the town, each at an estimate of Rs.1.34 lakh.
M. Arumugam, a councillor, said the maintenance of street lights should be properly ensured by the private firm.
A.M.S. Ibrahim Babu (Congress), said there was delay in issuing birth and death certificates by the municipality and sought immediate action to streamline the process.