Saturday, April 24, 2010

CDA Plans to Save Energy During Golden Jubilee Events

Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Imtiaz Inayat Elahi, in a special meeting here on Friday, ordered all directorates to take strict measures to ensure that no air-conditioning units are operated before 11 a.m., only every third streetlight is switched on and power connections to all neon signs and billboards are cut immediately.

The CDA spokesman said that the chairman has directed all concerned directorates of the authority to ensure strict compliance of energy conservation measures in the 

federal capital and constituted mobile monitoring teams for vigilance.

The chairman directed the Directorate of Municipal Administration (DMA) to disconnect power to all billboards, neon signs and other such advertisement installations.

“The chairman directed that the lights in parks should be switched off except for those necessary for security purposes. 

Similarly, he directed that illumination of buildings, pathways and trees for ceremonial purposes would be discouraged. To ensure strict compliance of energy conservation measures, mobile teams have been constituted, which will keep an eye on violation of these measures round the clock,” the CDA spokesman said.

The CDA chairman directed that the decisions announced by the prime minister must be implemented in letter and spirit to reinforce the efforts of the government for conserving electricity.

The participants of the meeting were apprised that some streetlights in the capital are ‘sunlight sensitive’ and automatically switch on as sunlight diminishes. Some streetlights are lit up at daytime for necessary maintenance. Upon this, the CDA chairman directed that the repair and maintenance of streetlights must be carried out in minimum possible time to save electricity.

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