Lucknow currently houses a population of almost 2.5 million in an area of around 162.7 sq km. It is the political and administrative capital of Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state of India and has always been a major trading city of the north. The growth of Lucknow in recent years has resulted in huge demand for transport. Transport infrastructure, however, has not grown correspondingly and is therefore highly inadequate leading to a dramatic rise in the number of vehicles.

Virendra Singh Rawat / New Delhi/ Lucknow July 14, 2010, 0:26 IST

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), under the Union Ministry of Power, is conducting an energy audit in large municipalities of Uttar Pradesh.

LUCKNOW: Invariably, it costs between Rs 80 and Rs 100. But how about a CFL worth Rs 15? That could be a possibility in case the power companies from Uttar Pradesh government make a serious representation before the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).