In addition to many others, Rajshahi city dwellers got another illuminated street as the city corporation has brought it under modern street lighting on Wednesday evening.
City Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton accompanied by his office colleagues and other concerned officials switched on the street lighting from the Fire Brigade crossing to Court Bazar crossing.
Rajshahi City Corporation has installed 13 decorated and eye-catching lights on each of 130 poles on the island of the 2.5-kilometer road which has been upgraded recently. Mayor Liton said the energy saving lights at Drishtinandan will be turned on and off automatically by the auto-logic controller.
Earlier, the city corporation installed 1,654 decorated and eye-catching lights on 695 poles in five separate roads and streets with a length of around 21 kilometers. Apart from this, 15 important road crossings were also brought under the lighting facilities. Mayor Liton said they have installed and launched the modern lighting system on the 4.2-kilomter Bilsimla-Kasiadanga road to ensure security of people and vehicles during the night time movement in the city.
A total of 174 altitude decorative poles were installed with 384 power-saving LED bulbs in the shape of flying butterflies at a cost of around Taka 5.22 crore. To make Rajshahi city more bright and attractive at night, the high altitude flood lights were installed in the City Street.
Liton said the road has recently been elevated to a four-lane from 30 feet to 80 feet wide with 10 feet wide footpaths and concrete drains on both sides of the road at a cost of around Taka 52.75 crore.
There is also an eight-foot bicycle lane on the southern side of the road. A decorative island has been constructed while trees were already planted on the island to bring a greenery look there, he said.