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RTA awards AED 278 million contract for comprehensive street lighting project in 40 districts

The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has recently awarded a contract worth AED 278 million for a street lighting project that will cover 40 districts and streets.

This project is part of the Public Lighting Plan 2023-2026which aims to improve the infrastructure of road network facilities to keep up with the continuous development of Dubai and meet the demands of urban expansion and population growth.

His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of RTA, has announced the Public Lighting Plan for the period 2023-2026. He said:

“The main objective of this plan is to improve traffic safety and the protection of all road users, including vehicles and pedestrians. The initiative is designed to contribute to the well-being and satisfaction of residents and visitors in the target areas. “The selection of these areas is based on careful consideration of traffic safety and security standards, traffic volumes and the pace of urban growth.”

“We have implemented best energy conservation practices and supported the green economy to achieve RTA’s strategic objectives. We have used the latest smart and sustainable lighting technologies that are specially designed for the UAE’s climatic conditions. These innovative lighting systems They use energy-efficient LED technology, providing multiple benefits over traditional lighting units. They offer a 55% reduction in energy consumption and a 173% increase in lifespan, reducing the need for frequent lighting replacements. lamps and reduces operating and maintenance costs.

fixed Al Tayer.

Public Lighting Plan

As part of the Public Lighting Plan, RTA It started working on the design and implementation of street lighting projects in 2023 for industrial areas 1 to 5 of Al Qusais, as well as Al Lusaily and Lahbab 1 and 2. The project is now almost completed.

During 2024, the street lighting installation will be expanded to cover previously unlit roads in Mirdif, Al Baraha, Oud Metha, Al Waheda, Al Hudaiba, Al Satwa, Abu Hail and Al Bada’a. In addition, lighting installations will be carried out at Umm Suqeim 1, 2 and 3, Al Safa 1 and 2, Al Manara, Al Mariyal Reserve Street and the road to Al Minhad Air Base. The plan also includes streets and parking areas in Jumeirah.

In 2025, street lighting works will cover Umm Al Sheif, Al Sufouh 1, residential areas 1 and 3 of Al Quoz, Nad Al Hamar and Al Awir 2. In 2026, the project will be extended to Al Mamzar, Oud Al Muteena and several streets. and parking lots in Al Garhoud, Al Twar, Hasyan, Al Jafiliya, Al Marmoom, Al Qusais 1 and 2, Nad Al Sheba 1, Al Warsan 2, Hind City, Business Bay, Umm Ramool, Ras Al Khor Industrial Area 1 and 2 and 3rd street in the industrial area of ​​Ras Al Khor.

News source: Dubai Press Office

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