FCT turns to renewables to manage traffic
from AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA – THE Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is ready to apply renewable energy to enhance traffic management and security of commuters in Abuja.
The authority said it have commenced the installation of “Control Room” for the project.
The FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed disclosed the development after meeting some senior officials of the FCT Transportation Secretariat in Abuja.
The minister said the project was in line with the Transformation Agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan and the Transportation Master Plan of the Federal Capital Territory.
Mohammed reiterated that his administration would do everything possible to tackle headlong all traffic problems in the Federal Capital City, Abuja.
The minister revealed that the FCT administration had upgraded 28 out of the 74 existing traffic light installations from the old technology of incandescent light to Light Emitting Diode (LED) with Solar back-up to drastically reduce traffic light problems associated with those powered by conventional electricity supply.
According to him, 20 additional new intersections have been earmarked for traffic light installation before the end of the year and 1 200 additional road traffic signs had also been installed.
He said more roads have been marked in the city and they include Tafawa Balewa Way, Lome Crescent Street, F.O.Williams Street, Babangida Aliyu Street, Nouchott Street, Kashim Ibrahim Way, Sabo Ago Way, Deji Omotade Street, Wada Aliyu Street as well as Ahmadu Bello Way.
– CAJ News
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