MC instals solar panels on city traffic signals

AMRITSAR: Following the trend in metropolitan cities, the Municipal Corporation Amritsar has installed solar panels on traffic lights in the city.

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, October 23

Following the trend in metropolitan cities, the Municipal Corporation Amritsar has installed solar panels on traffic lights in the city. The solar panel-equipped lights on various locations have started functioning. Initially, the authorities have installed the solar panels only on single light poles.

The traffic lights are equipped with a battery. Solar panels installed on top of the pole convert sunlight into electrical power. The lights function for the whole day. It is worth mentioning here that the state government has been encouraging residents to adopt solar equipments to be used as renewable energy. Residents have welcomed the initiative of the Municipal Corporation.

Harjit Singh, a resident, said, “It is a good initiative to instal solar panels on traffic signals. The solar-powered traffic signal system will encourage residents to adopt solar energy for their household tasks. The MC should also instal solar panels on streetlights to conserve energy.”

“The project will help save energy and ensure smooth vehicular movement. Solar power is an efficient alternative provided enough energy is stored. The MC should expand it to other chowks,” said Ravi, another resident.

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