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History

The History of Electrical Department dates back to 1910. Until then, the lighting of the City was done by Oil lights. The street lamps were first introduced in 1785. Till 1857 there were only 200 oil light lamps. By the year 1910, there were 6500 oil lights. Electric street lighting was introduced for the first time, during 1910. The improvement of lighting on this account was so marked that the number of electric lights gradually increased till the year 1924-25, where all the lights were completely replaced by electric lights.

Street Lights

The Greater Chennai Corporation is now maintaining 2,77,902  street lights. Out of this, 1,71,229 nos. of Lights are Energy saving LED lights. It is to be highlighted that there is a saving of 45% in the energy consumption.

CATEGORY-WISE STREET LIGHTS

40 watt Tube lamp

8042

70 watt Sodium Vapour lamps

46094

150 watt Sodium Vapour lamps

14122

250 watt Sodium Vapour lamps

21416

400 watt Sodium Vapour lamps

1178

 70 watt Metal Halide Lamps

33

150 watt Metal Halide lamps

591

250 watt Metal Halide lamps

549

400 watt Metal Halide lamps

5698

2000 watt Metal Halide Lamps

12

 Solar – LED & CFL street lights

946

40W LED street lights

123862

90W LED street lights 

28064

150W LED street lights

19303

CFL Lights

6233

40W Induction lamp street lights

1169

200W Induction lamp street lights

8

Other type of lamps

582

Total No. of Lights

277902


467 Nos. of High Mast lights and 133 nos. of 8 mtr and 12 mtr Lamp Post with Cluster lights are installed in places of Public gathering and important junctions have been installed and maintained by Greater Chennai Corporation


Consumption and Cost

  • The Energy consumption towards burning of street lights is 27.61 MW.
  • The total consumption charges works out to Rs.464 lakhs per month.

The Electrical Department is mainly responsible for installation and maintenance of street lights and electrical maintenance of Corporation buildings, Parks, Playgrounds and burial grounds.       The maintenance of street lights can be broadly classified in two categories (viz.) underground cables & Light accessories. 63 Nos. of ladder vehicles are available at disposal to Department for attending maintenance work to street lights.


Special Nature of Works

Wireless sets have provided in all Zonal Offices and in the vehicles of Zonal Officers and other higher officers for easy communication in performing daily routine works of Greater Chennai Corporation. This is also useful during natural calamities, fire accidents and elections. In case of fire accidents occurring during night, temporary lights arrangements at the accident site and other emergency works are carried out by the night maintenance squad. 18 mobile high mast vehicles are being kept ready for these emergency works.


Officials in Electrical Department

Sl. No.

Designation

Mobile no.

1

Superintending Engineer/Electrical

9445190739

2

Divisional Electrical Engineer/Head Quarters

9445190751

3

Divisional Electrical Engineer/North (Zone 1 to 5)

9445190753

4

Divisional Electrical Engineer/Centre (Zone 6 to 10)

9445190754

5

Divisional Electrical Engineer/South (Zone 11 to 15)

9445190752


For Complaints

In case of non burning of street lights in a particular zone,the concerned Zone Assistant Divisional Engineer (Electrical) may be contacted at the following mobile no. for redressal

Sl. No.

Zone No.

Zone  ADE Mobile No.

1

01

9445190041

2

02

9445190042

3

03

9445190043

4

04

9445190044

5

05

9445190045

6

06

9445190046

7

07

9445190047

8

08

9445190048

9

09

9445190049

10

10

9445190050

11

11

9445190051

12

12

9445190052

13

13

9445190053

14

14

9445190054

15

15

9445190055

In order to improve the intensity of light, various steps are being taken by Greater Chennai Corporation.

  1. The short posts and uneven span of street lamp posts are being replaced by new street light.
  2. The old deteriorated cables which are causing voltage problem are replaced by new cable.
  3. The main problem of insufficient intensity of lights is due to branches of trees which are affecting the illumination on the roads. In such cases, pruning of trees are done, while attending the non-burning of lights by using cutters.
  4. The aged fitting which affects the illumination are replaced with new fitting.
  • Under Ground Cables are laid and being maintained in all          the roads for street lights as a safety measure and it will minimize the faults when compared to over head lines.
  • Laying of underground cable will avoid any untoward accident during monsoon period.
  • 63 Numbers of ladder Vehicles are being used for maintenance of street lights.

 Roles & Responsibilities

1

Superintending Engineer/Electrical

Superintending Engineer/Electrical is the head of the department and is responsible for all the activities of the department.

2

Divisional Electrical Engineer

Responsible for monitoring capital and Maintenance works and for support services for Zonal ADE’s coming under his control.

3

Assistant Divisional Engineer

Responsible for initiating and executing capital and maintenance works, related to street lights and Electrification of Corporation building, Parks, Playgrounds and Burial ground.

4

Assistant Engineer / Junior Engineer / Lighting Inspectors

Responsible for maintenance of street lights capital works, under their jurisdiction.

5

Electrician

Responsible for attending non-burning in street lights, maintenance of pillar boxes and   fuse boxes..

6

Jointer

Responsible for identification and rectification of cable fault in the street lights.

7

Permanent Labours

Attending non-burning of street lights and cable faults.