The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has disclosed that all the traffic lights operating in major intersections in the Federal capital City (FCC) is powered by solar panels.
In an interview with some journalists in his office yesterday, the secretary, FCTA Transport Secretariat, Comrade Kayode Opeifa, explained that administration had opted for solar system, for the traffic lights, because it is more durable, cheaper and cleaner.
“We have opted for solar-panelled traffic lights for our major junctions, because we believe that solar, even though it is a little more expensive, it is easier and cleaner energy. It is also durable and a way to go.”
Opeifa disclosed that about 12 junctions in the city centres have been connected with the solar-pannelled traffic lights, while efforts are being made to connect all other junctions.
He maintained that the cases of vandalisation of traffic lights facilities in the city centre have reduced, because of a new initiative taken by the secretariat to curb the menace of vandals.
The secretary stated that the secretariat has made it more difficult for vandals to remove traffic light facilities, adding that in the last six months, no case of traffic light vandal has been recorded.