According to reports, the Khadak police station in the city recently started its solar powerunit. One of the first police stations in the state to use solar power for its daily power requirements, the unit was inaugurated by state minister for home Satej Patil.
The project cost Rs 5.3 lakh and was backed by Mohan Joshi’s MLC fund.
Deputy commissioner of police (zone I) Makarand Ranade said trial runs were conducted about six months ago. He said that the police station requires power supply round the clock and use of solar power is beneficial and saves electricity bills.