The Street Light system based on underground cables has been transferred to Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh while the street lights based on over head power lines are being maintained by Engg. Wing of Chandigarh Administration. Efforts are being made to privatize the maintenance of street lights through sponsorers. Offers have been received from advertising agencies for sponsoring the maintenance, operation of light including payment of the power bill in lieu of an advertisement kiosk on each pole. This will save the Corporation about 500 lacs annually. The necessary clearances are being obtained in this regard from the Hon’ble High Court and Chandigarh Administration.