The CDA intends to replace incandescent streetlights with LEDs. The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has chosen to enlist the services of a government-run organization to replace traditional streetlights in the federal capital with light-emitting diode (LED) lighting.
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It stated that these LED lights would be installed at a 40 percent discount to the cost of new LED lights. The arrangement calls for conventional sodium streetlights to operate at 150 watts, while LED lights will have a 1,000-hour warranty.
The chairman added that the CDA was also considering implementing a monitoring and control system for streetlights based on the Global System of Mobiles (GSM) for automated on and off. Whereas, the civic agency would also identify streetlight malfunctions on the computer screen using a computerized method, he noted.
Mr. Ahmed stated that his team recently converted 25 tube wells in the Poona Faqiran area to an automated system to ensure uninterrupted water delivery to the I-9 and I-10 sectors, with exceptional results.
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