According to this report, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation is going green. It will install solar lighting systems in its new building at the main office, and at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Navrangpura. This will help the civic body save around Rs4 lakh per month that is paid towards electricity bill of the new building alone.
Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA) is helping the AMC to implement green energy projects at both the places. The state government has cleared the plan and GEDA is preparing the project report for implementation.
“The proposal was approved last month at a meeting with officials of energy and petrochemical department of the state government,” said IP Gautam, municipal commissioner of Ahmedabad. The new AMC office has been built at a cost of around Rs18 crore including construction cost, interiors and other facilities.
The civic body is using solar lights in the gardens and also at Memco Sports Complex. The central government provides grants for using solar energy, so the civic body need not worry about capital investment for the same.
The solar energy system will also help the corporation to use the stadium at night for organising cultural programmes, said Gautam.