In a move to reduce electricity consumption at railway Stations, Indian Railways has made a plan to make all its stations 100% LED lit by 31 March 2018 by replacing traditional lamps with LEDs. Light Emitting Diodes or LEDs have a longer lifespan and will consumes less energy as compared to normal lights which are currently used at most of the railway stations.
Indian Railways has already changed lights of about 3500 railway station’s with LED lights till November 2017. There were about 20 Lakh LEDs installed under the process.
With this initiative, Railway department is expecting to reduce about 10 per cent of power consumption which will save around Rs. 180 Crores on annual basis for the Railway.
Zonal departments have also been directed to distribute LED lights to staff for the use in the residential areas. Around 20 lakh LEDs have already been given to Railways staff till October 2017 under DELP (Domestic Efficient Lightning Programme) scheme.