At a time when power cuts have become the single most haunting factor for Navi Mumbai, residents believe that the NMMC could contribute to power saving by switching off the high voltage lights on the exhibition gallery at Shivaji Chowk when the gallery is not in use. While the beautification work at Shivaji Chowk, Vashi has rightly and widely been appreciated, residents point out that the NMMC should switch off the high voltage lights at the exhibition gallery of Shivaji Chowk. It may be recalled that on both the sides of the chowk there are two galleries. One has carvings of Shivaji Maharaj while the other is an open exhibition gallery. Though lights are required for viewing the carvings of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on one side, it is only logical that lights at the exhibition gallery be put on when in use. BYTE PUBLICS The open exhibition gallery has 12 huge focus lamps which have tubes of 70 watts. There are 12 pillars on this replica, which are also lit with tubes of 50 hertz. In all, around 1680 watts of electricity is being used here. Though the ward officer Ashok Madhvi refuses to comment on the matter, residents going through power cuts say that may be switching off lights at the exhibition gallery will be a small contribution by NMMC but each little power saving initiative counts to make a big difference in saving energy. With cameraperson Dnyaneshwar Mali, Sudhir Sharma for NMTV news.
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