Capital Development Authority to install Light Emitting Diodes along major avenues

Islamabad, November 26, 2015 (PPI-OT): Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to illuminate the roads of the Federal Capital with Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). Initially, 2000 lights would be installed at the major avenues of the city. This was decided during a meeting held at CDA Headquarters here on Monday. The meeting was chaired by Chairman CDA Maroof Afzal while Member Administration and Estate, Amer Ali Ahmed, Member Engineering Shahid Sohail, Director General Electrical and Maintenance and officers of the relevant formations were also present during the meeting.

On this occasion Chairman CDA, Maroof Afzal was briefed that LED technology is not only cost effective but will also help lit the city more aesthetically. The meeting was further informed that LED lights are more durable and long lasting as compared to conventional street lights. He was informed that initially 2000 conventional lights installed on Main Murree Road from Faizabad to Serena Hotel Chowk, Constitutional Avenue, F-6 F-7 and F-8 portion of Nazim-ud-Din Road and Faisal Avenue from Zero point will be replaced with LED lights in a phased manner.

He was further informed that estimates in this regards are being prepared. The meeting was informed that replaced conventional lights would be converted into retrofitted LEDs and would be later on installed in the other areas of the city as per requirement. The meeting was informed that a successful experience of installing retrofitted LEDs has been carried out at Margalla Road.

Chairman CDA, Maroof Afzal directed the concerned formations for immediate preparation of estimates and completion of codal formalities at the earliest. He said that replaced conventional lights would be installed on remaining roads particularly the populous areas of the city so that complaints of street lights could be addressed. He said that Authority has taken concrete steps to revamp the Federal Capital and all the facilities being provided will be up-graded on modern lines and latest technologies would be adopted to serve the residents of the city in better way.

For more information, contact:
Public Relations Directorate
Capital Development Authority (CDA)
Main Office, G-7/4, Islamabad
Tel: +92-51-9252614