Noida: in about two weeks, solar energy will be used for all traffic signals in the city.
The decision was made by Noida administration and regional traffic police to minimize traffic congestion.
At present, 38 of the 79 signals are powered by solar energy.
The matter was recently approved at the board meeting of the authority.
The procedure is expected to be completed within two weeks.
The plan was originally proposed about five years ago, when about 25 traffic signals maintained by the authority were powered by solar energy.
However, following the recent collapse of the major power grid and the resulting traffic signal failure, the authorities decided to take a step forward to ensure a "100% supply of electricity --up arrangement.
"Frequent power outages in Noida often lead to non-
The function of traffic signals at various intersections brings inconvenience to commuters and traffic police.
Once all signals are run by solar power, the problem will be solved, "said Sanjiv Saran, CEO of Noida administration.
Although the cost of converting traffic signals to solar signals is between Rs12 lakh and Rs15 lakh --
Much higher than the cost of installing regular traffic signals
In the long run, solar panels offer significant savings in energy consumption and cost.
Solar panels rely on renewable energy to power the signal without interruption, thus preventing traffic chaos.
"These products are easy to maintain and eventually become more economical," Saran added . ".
At the same time, in order to simplify traffic flow, "especially during peak hours," the traffic police proposed to upgrade its computerized regional traffic control system.
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