Islamabad - Capital Development Authority (CDA) has initiated the project of replacing traditional electrical lights with LED lights on major avenues of Islamabad with the sponsorship of private companies.

All the cost of the project will be borne by the private firms and there will be no financial burden on CDA for this project. In the first phase of the project LED lights were being installed on one hundred and eleven (111) poles on Faisal Avenue from Faisal Mosque to I-8 signal.

It would be extended to other major avenues in phases. These LED lights were being installed in collaboration with NESCOM and private firm. NESCOM will provide these lights at concessional rates.

By replacing traditional lights with LED lights, CDA would be able to save Rs10 million per annum. Moreover, this project will also enable CDA to save reasonable quantity of electricity as existing 250 volt bulbs would be replaced by 175 volt bulbs, which would save 75 volts per bulb.

Chairman CDA Maroof Afzal has directed Director Municipal Administration to start the project of installation of LED lights on experimental basis so that it could be extended to the other areas of Islamabad.

Chairman CDA said that during the next phase these lights would be installed on all major roads and avenues of Islamabad. He said that installation of LED lights will not only save millions of rupees per annum but will also add to the beauty of Islamabad.

Chairman CDA said those old bulbs which are being replaced would be installed on other roads, thus saving CDA money.

Chairman CDA while appreciating the efforts of Director Municipal Administration said that due to sponsorship by private firms, this project will not only help reduce the expenses but CDA would be able to install state of the art LED lights in Islamabad.

He said that CDA will gradually reduce the electricity consumption due to energy crises and replacement of traditional lights with LED lights will be helpful in this regard.