New Delhi: Gearing up its plan to use solar energy (green energy) for illuminating all monuments in the country during night, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is planning to expedite it soon.

The ASI was all ready to complete this project before the commencement of Commonwealth Games (CWG), but it lagged for several reasons.

ASI Delhi Circle Superintending Archaeologist K K Muhammed says that green energy is a better option to save energy and control pollution. He said, “The plan was not expedited for last some months, but serious efforts are being undertaken in this regard.”

Keeping in mind the huge electricity consumption and the swelling bills, the ASI has planned to use solar energy for monuments. Plans are afoot to test this new idea with Qutub Minar first.

Some archaeologists protested the move saying the use of solar energy to beautify monuments during night would affect their own magnificence. The ASI, however, dismissed all such apprehensions

(JPN/Bureau)