Archive for May, 2009

Street Lights in Pondicherry

For purposes of the management and maintenance of street lights in Pondicherry, the town is divided into five sectors, four under the responsibility of  Electricity Department and one under the Public Works Department (PWD).
Under the Electricity department:
  1. North
  2. Central
  3. South Central
  4. South
Under PWD

Gingee Salai

Ambour Salai

Beach road
The responsible government officials for the sectors are:
Junior Engineer – Saravanan
Phone no. – 0413 2336327
Total number of street lights: 650 (Mostly Sodium but also Tube lights)
Power consumption:  Sodium – 250 Watts; Tube lights – 40 Watts
Street lights are controlled by automatic timer. At an average there are 25 street lights per timer.
PondyCAN has asked Saravanan to set the timers so that lights are switched off at 5.30 in the morning and come on at 6.30 pm. He has agreed to do it in a phased manner.
The North sector begins from Perumal Koil and ends somewhere in VOC Nagar. Once we get details and maps of the other sectors, we will update this post.
Junior Engineer –  Sitaraman
Phone no: 0413 2336327
Details to follow…
South Central:
Junior Engineer – Tilakaraj
Junior Engineer – Ravichandran
The Superintendent Engineer directly above these four Junior Engineers: Anandakrishnan
Assistant Engineer – Jnanashekaran
Concerned citizens may get in touch with the responsible engineers in their neighborhood should they see any problems with street lights (non-functioning, on at the wrong times, etc.).  Should anyone have additional information, please share it with this forum.