​The world's largest "solar-powered street light line" will be built in Ayodhya and a Guinness record will be set

The unique feat will involve installation of 470 solar street lights in a 10.2 km area of the city between Guptar Ghat and Nirmali Kund.

NEW DELHI - Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's vision to make Ayodhya a solar city will get a boost with the creation of the world's largest 'solar street light line' with the installation of 470 solar street lights in an area of 10.2 sqm. km of the city between Guptar Ghat and Nirmali Kund.

With this unique feat, Ayodhya will once again enter the Guinness Book of World Records, with the previous feat having occurred during Deepotsav with the lighting of the largest number of earthen lamps.

Under the leadership of CM Adityanath, the Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has already completed about 70 percent of the installation work and the remaining 160 solar street lights will be installed soon.

Ayodhya UPNEDA project director Praveen Nath Pandey said the temple town will set a world record with the installation of 470 solar street lights on a 10.2 km stretch from Lakshman Ghat to Guptar Ghat, extending to Nirmali Kund.

He added that as part of the project, 310 solar lights have been installed from Lakshman Ghat to Guptar Ghat and work is also going on to install 160 solar street lights on the stretch between Guptar Ghat and Nirmali Kund at a distance of 1.85 km. All of these solar street lights are LED powered, 4.4W powered and equipped with smart technology. With their installation, the 10.2 km stretch from Lakshman Ghat to Nirmali Kund will be illuminated with radiant light.

The world record for a state government's push to implement a solar powered project is currently registered in the name of Malham in Saudi Arabia, where 468 solar powered lights were installed in 2021 over a 9.7 km stretch. The government is gearing up to break this record in Ayodhya by installing 470 solar-powered lights in an area of 10.2 km.