Shimla, April 4 (IANS) To make this popular tourist destination brighter, the Himachal Pradesh government is installing laser lights and high-mast lights in the town, an official said Sunday.
‘Two laser lights and eight high-mast lights would be installed in the town this month. This would give the town a more fairytale look during the night,’ Tourism Director Arun Sharma told IANS.
Also, the Municipal Corporation of Shimla is installing energy-saving streetlights in the town under a project sponsored by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).
‘We are installing LED (light emitting diodes) streetlights in Shimla to save power. All conventional streetlight points would be replaced by LED fixtures,’ Assistant Municipal Commissioner K.K. Sharma said.
A Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board official said that with the installation of new lights, the government is expected to save energy worth Rs.15-20 lakh per annum.
The ‘Queen of Hills’, as Shimla was fondly called by the British, was the summer capital of British India.