GHMC imposes ban on light hoardings
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has imposed a ban on ‘light hoardings’ asking advertising agencies not to illuminate their hoardings until further instructions. GHMC Commissioner MT Krishna Babu took this decision as a measure to minimize the power consumption in view of present power crisis prevailing in State. “Violation of above instruction would be viewed seriously and action would be initiated. There are around 3,300 hoardings in GHMC and of them, 40 percent are light boards and Kiosks.
Maintenance staff of GHMC electrical wing should switch on street Lights after 7 PM and switch off same before 5 AM saving a power consumption for 2-3 hours a day.
GHMC is presently utilizing 20 million units of electricity per month for maintenance of streetlights, water supply to peripheral areas and for other purposes. In view of power crisis, the GHMC is planning to conserve 20–25 percent which would be about 5 million units per month.