Hon'ble Chief Minister

Selvi J Jayalalithaa

Madurai Corporation Complaint # : 0452-2525252
Call Us : +0452 2530521 to 2530526
Email : mducorp@gmail.com

STREET LIGHTS

THE MADURAI CORPORATION IS DIVIDED IN TO 4 ZONES

There are 25,398 numbers of Street Lights inclusive of Tube lights, Sodium Vabour Lights and Other Lights are being maintained and the Street Light Details as per zone wise are tabulated below.

Zone Nos.
North Zone 8980
East Zone 4067
West Zone 6743
South Zone 5608
Total 25398

There are 1199 Numbers Service Connections have been obtained from TamilNadu Electricity Board. The service connection details as per Zone wise is tabulated below.

Zone Connections
North Zone 375 Service Connections
East Zone 221 Service Connections
West Zone 310 Service Connections
South Zone 293 Service Connections
Total 1199 Service Connections

The Total Electrical Load in Kilo Watts for Street Lights in Madurai Corporation is 2208 Kilo Watts and the details of Load as per zone wise is tabulated below.

Zone Electrical Load
North Zone 766 Kilo Watts
East Zone 363 Kilo Watts
West Zone 506 Kilo Watts
South Zone 573 Kilo Watts
Total 2208 Kilo Watts

The Total Electrical Consumption Charges for Street Lighting alone per Month is Rupees 24.34 Lakhs and the details of Electrical Consumption charges per month as per zone wise is tabulated below.

Zone Consumption
North Zone Rs.8.44 Lakhs
East Zone Rs 4.00 Lakhs
West Zone Rs.5.58 Lakhs
South Zone Rs 6.32 Lakhs
Total Rs24.34 Lakhs

There are Four Assistant Engineers / Electrical for maintenance of the Madurai Corporation Street Lights. Every Assistant Engineers will maintain One Zone having One Section with following staff.

S.No. Employees Nos
1 Line Inspector 1 Numbers
2 Electrician 2 Numbers
3 Wire Man 1-2 Numbers
4 Unskilled Work Man 5-8 Numbers

Comprising the over all staff in respect of Madurai Corporation at present accounts to 4 Numbers Line Inspectors, 8 Numbers Electrician, 6 Numbers Wire Man, and 25 Numbers Unskilled Work Man along with contract Labours (Out Sourcing Method) 53 Numbers. The above staff are being utilized for maintaining the Corporation Street Lights Anna Maligai Building Electrical Maintenance Zonal Officers Buildings, 15 Numbers Hospitals, 63 Numbers Corporation Schools, ECO Park Lighting and Various Corporation collection Center Buildings, Section Offices Buildings etc.,

The Vehicles available for maintaining the Street Lights is furnish below

  1. 7 Numbers - High Lift
  2. 1 Number - Zeep

Method of Maintaining the Street Lights

There is a complaint register in every zonal office Street Light Section. It is being maintained by the Line Inspector. The complaints received from public, Councilors and Corporation officials either over phone are in person are being recorded in the complaint register. The complaints thus entered are being handed over to the fieldwork man so as to rectify the complaints within 24 Hours from the time of receipt of complaints. The field staff will have the rounds in the respective areas twice in a week and the complaints about non burning are also being attended then and there.

The switches of Street Lights are switched ON / OFF manually by the work man in all the zones except North Zone since North Zone is provided with Energy Savers which will Monitor switching ON and OFF process.

The Field Complaints about Non burning recorded in the register are handed over to the field man with required rectified fitting with new bulbs with required out sourcing contract labour and the staff are directed to contact the TamilNadu Electricity Board Staff and requesting to arrange to switch OFF the line in which the defective / Non Burning Lights. Then the staff will attend the complaints and rectify the Non Burning Lights.

FINANCIAL DATA

The annul expenditure for Street Lights Maintenance alone works out to Rupees 90.03 Lakhs. The annual expenditure towards the Salary of the staff workout to Rupees 46.90 Lakhs. The annual expenditure towards out sourcing contract labours works out to Rupees 18.47 Lakhs. The annual cost of expenditure towards the provision of new / additional Street Lights works out to Rupees 60 Lakhs.

Method of Provision of New Street Lights / Additional Street Lights

Based on the petitions received from public / Councilors by the Commissioner either on Grievance day / Working days and also the petitions received by the Worshipful Mayor either on Grievance day / Normal working day will be forwarded for taking further action at Street Lights Section end. Then necessary sketch will be prepared and proposal will be sent to Commissioner for administrative approval. After obtaining the Commissioner approval necessary application will be registered in the concerned section office of the TNEB. Then necessary estimate will be evolved and got sanctioned by the TNEB it self and necessary demand notice will be received by the Corporation for making payment to TNEB and then the line works estimate will be executed for providing new Street Lights and additional Street Lights as represented by Corporation.

Registers Maintained in the Street Light Section

S.No. Register
1 Complaint Register
2 Stock Register
3 Pole Register
4 Attendance Register
5 Electricity Consumption Charges Card
6 Indent Register
7 Devolution Register
8 Casual Leave Register
9 Work Allocation Register
10 Imprest
11 Material Transaction Note

In Madurai Corporation it is proud of informing that 99 % of Street Lights are burning almost all the days except undue climatic conditions / Rainy and Heavy Windy conditions which will interrupt the power supply as well as Street Light maintaining 99% burning of Lights is unbelievable but it is true in Madurai Corporation.

Madurai Corporation is the only Corporation in Tamilnadu which have taken initiative measure for Saving Energy on Street Lights which has been implemented in North Zone of Madurai Corporation.

NEW PROPOSALS

Provision of High Mast Lights in Various important main junction of Madurai City and providing centre median Lights in main important roads of Madurai City. Extending of Energy Saving methods to South, East and West Zones also. Providing of new Lights in the extension area of Madurai City and providing of lighting in the slum areas.

ENERGY SAVER IN MADURAI CORPORATION

The Electricity place a vital role in the development of the country. The electricity demand of the country is raising day by day and the gap band between the electricity production and demand is also increasing. It is the need of the hour to save electricity. As per the proverb one unit electricity saved is equivalent two units produced. Hence the Madurai Corporation had decided to take part on the electricity saving by implementing Energy Savers on Street Lights. Madurai Corporation is the first corporation in Tamilnadu in implementing the Energy Saver an Street Lights.

The Salient feature of Street Lights is furnished below.

The Total number of Street Lights in Madurai Corporation is 25398 (Inclusive of Tube lights, SV Lamps and others)

Zone Nos.
North Zone 8980
East Zone 4067
West Zone 6743
South Zone 5608
Total 25398

There are 1199 Numbers Service Connections have abstained from TamilNadu Electricity Board. The service connection details as per Zone wise is tabulated below.

Zone Connections
North Zone 375 Service Connections
East Zone 221 Service Connections
West Zone 310 Service Connections
South Zone 293 Service Connections
Total 1199 Service Connections

The Total Electrical Load in Kilo Watts for Street Lights in Madurai Corporation is 2208 Kilo Watts and the details of Load as per zone wise is tabulated below.

Zone Electrical Load
North Zone 766 Kilo Watts
East Zone 363 Kilo Watts
West Zone 506 Kilo Watts
South Zone 573 Kilo Watts
Total 2208 Kilo Watts

The Total Electrical Consumption Charges for Street Lighting alone per Month is Rupees 24.34 Lakhs and the details of Electrical Consumption charges per month as per zone wise is tabulated below.

Zone Consumption
North Zone Rs.8.44 Lakhs
East Zone Rs 4.00 Lakhs
West Zone Rs.5.58 Lakhs
South Zone Rs 6.32 Lakhs
Total Rs24.34 Lakhs

1) NORTH ZONE ELECTRICITY CHARGES

Present Electricity consumption Charges works out to Rupees 1,01,00,000/- per annum

2) BY USING ENERGY SAVER THE GUARANTEED

  • Electricity Saving is 30%
  • Sketch

3) Approximate Electricity Consumption Charges

  • Rs. 1,01,00,000/-
  • Guaranteed Energy Saving 30%
  • Minimum Saving on Electricity Charges
  • Rs 30,00,000/-
  • Electricity Consumption Saving works out in 5 years is Rs 1,50,00,000/-

Advantages of energy saver

THE FOLLOWING ARE THE PRIME REASONS FOR SAVING THE ENERGY ON STREET LIGHTS

  1. The automatic switching ON / OFF.
  2. Non-burning load in particular Switch can be easily identified.
  3. The life of the lamp increases.
  4. The maintenance performance can be observed.
  5. To avoid public inconvenience.

CONTROLLING STREET LIGHT BY ENERGY SAVER

  1. All the Street Lights can be switched ON/OFF through computer from central control station.
  2. No labour is required for switching ON / OFF.
  3. The Energy Consumption of various services can be recorded and accounted.
  4. Non burning lights in the different area can be identify.

MAINTAINING RECORDS OF THE ENERGY SAVING

  1. Street Lights Loads planning.
  2. Supervision and control.
  3. Analysis report.

STREET LIGHTS CONTROLED FROM CENTRAL CONTROL SYSTEM

  1. Energy saving.
  2. Supervision of energy consumption.
  3. Daily report.
  4. Report on theft of Energy on Street Lights.

ADVANTAGES TO PUBLIC

  1. Street Lights burning in Good Condition.
  2. Less Complaints on Non – burning of Street Lights.
  3. Satisfactory Rectification on Street Lights.
  4. Immediate remedy on complaints.
  5. Better environment with less pollution.

The Energy Saver is an equipment with a micro controller, toroidal transformers and relays. GMS technology is used for communication between the switch end and central control station computer. The messages are conveyed from central control station through GMS.

Energy Saver is optimizing the voltage levels as per requirement of the site conditions and in turn optimizing the power consumption on Street Lights.