Staff Reporter

Chennai: Mayor M. Subramanian inaugurated 72 new streetlights in Ekkaduthangal on Monday.

The Mayor said that about 5,000 new streetlights have been installed across the city over the past two years, with about 2,000 in Saidapet zone alone. The lights were installed in places that did not have sufficient lighting at regular intervals, he said. About 2,200 old, rusted lamp posts have been replaced with new ones.

Work is under way to install 6,900 new streetlights and replace 5,320 old lamp posts this year. Automatic timer based switches and solar energy streetlights would also be introduced in several localities.