BMTC to be Free of Electricity Bills in 15 Yrs

BMTC to be Free of Electricity Bills in 15 Yrs

Submitted by Newseditor on Tue, 2015-12-01 20:15 Bengaluru: Soon the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation's (BMTC) Shantinagar Transport Transit Management Centre (TTMC) bus stand will get solar energy. BMTC had a proposal to install solar panels in its Shantinagar Traffic Transit Management Centres as the BMTC office alone consumes huge amounts of electricity with a monthly bill of about Rs 6-7 lakhs. Installation of solar energy panels is expected to reduce electricity consumption drastically and considerably the expenses on bill. In its last board meeting, this proposal was approved and already the tender process for installing solar panels and use solar energy is in progress. H Nabhiraj Jain, Chairman, BMTC said that a private company will install solar panels in Shantingar TTMC and help us in reducing the consumption of electric power. “Company will charge us Rs 5.50 per unit and there is use of about 600KW to 900KW of power. After 15 years the building will be independent from paying any money for electricity,” he added. “Use of solar energy is expected to cut down the amount of bill paid to BESCOM and further help the BMTC from recovering from the loss as we are not spending money for any installation,” Nabhiraj Jain said.