Mumbai’s iconic Marine Drive gets its ‘yellow glow’ back


Mumbai: Mumbai’s iconic Marine Drive, which completed 100 years in December, has finally got its ‘yellow glow’ back after the civic authorities replaced about 250 white LED lights with yellow lights.
According to reports, the city’s civic body is yet to install nearly 400 more yellow lights.

However, the move came a year after the ruling allies – Shiv Sena and BJP – sparred over the LED lights in the area.

“This is a victory for people who wanted queen’s necklace back in Marine Drive,” Shiv Sena corporator Avkash Jadhav was quoted saying by ANI.

The old sodium vapour lamps were replaced by white LED lights in January last year.

However, the move had run into trouble after Aaditya Thackeray raised objection to replacement of street lights and claimed that the white lights had ‘stolen the charm of the Queen’s Necklace’.

The Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee (MHCC) had given a go-ahead to the civic administration to replace the sodium vapour bulbs with white LED.

Later, the Bombay High Court, in August, had directed the civic administration to replace the white LED with yellow LED bulbs.


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