The Trinamool Congress-run Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) is soon going to light up 16 parks with environment-friendly solar energy.
In the first phase, 10 parks are going to be lit up with solar lights: Deshbandhu Park, Maddox Square, Jatin Das Park, Sukumar Ray Udyan, Mohammed Ali Park, Santosh Mitra Square, College Square, Mohini Kunja Park in Behala and at a park each in Patuli and Sarsuna.
The use of solar energy for lighting up the parks would result in a saving on electricity from 80 to 85 per cent. Energy-saving 130 watt LED lamps are going to be set up in the parks.
The Bengal Government has sanctioned Rs 52 crore for the first 10 solar parks, the work for which is going to be completed within three months.