For the safety of commuters, to reduce road accidents and also give aesthetic touch to the Outer Ring Road, the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority has completed LED lighting on the entire 158-km stretch.
While in the first phase, LED lighting was done between Gachibowli and Shamshabad covering a distance of 22 km three years ago, LED lighting for the balance 136 km was completed now.
Municipal administration minister KT Rama Rao inaugurated LED lighting on the ORR on Thursday.
The LED lighting covers main carriageway, inter changes, service roads and one km either side of the junctions and underpasses. It cost Rs 100 crore which includes operation and maintenance of the lights for seven years.
The works got commenced in October 2020. A total of 13,392 LED lights have been installed on the entire Outer Ring Road .
Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority officials said the special features of the illumination of ORR was provided with GSM-based automation system consisting of web-based management for lighting operation remotely from laptop or mobile, programming and reporting system, remote controlling light intensity for dimming and monitoring the functioning of the streetlights online, dimming option of lights up to 10% to 100% in five stages or linear dimming for saving the power consumption during low traffic time.
It has highly reliable system providing alert messages for power theft, short circuit, energy leakages, over or under voltages and power failures.
After the inauguration, KTR tweeted: “Delighted to illuminate the entire stretch of Outer Ring Road , all intersections and important sections of service roads totaling 190 kms with 6,340 poles and 13,009 LED fixtures with a cost of Rs 100 crore.”