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Dubai announces Dh278m street lighting project

Dubai to Illuminate 40 Unlit Areas with Energy-Efficient Street Lights

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has unveiled a comprehensive AED 278 million Street Lighting Plan 2023-2026 to bolster road safety across the emirate. This ambitious project aims to enhance infrastructure and address the growing demands of Dubai’s expanding population.

The plan involves installing energy-efficient street lights in 40 previously unlit areas, spanning various neighborhoods such as Mirdif, Al Baraha, Oud Metha, Al Waheda, Al Hudaiba, Al Satwa, Abu Hail, Al Bada’a, Umm Suqeim 1, 2, and 3, Al Safa 1 and 2, Al Manara, Al Mariyal Reserve Street, the road to Al Minhad Airbase, and street and parking areas in Jumeirah.

In the subsequent phases, the project will extend to areas such as Umm Al Sheif, Al Sufouh 1, Al Quoz Residential Areas 1 and 3, Nad Al Hamar, Al Awir 2, 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 Areas 1 and 2, and Ras Al Khor Industrial Area 3 Street.

Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA, emphasized that the primary objective is to enhance traffic safety and security for all road users, including pedestrians. The initiative aligns with the commitment to residents’ and visitors’ well-being and satisfaction.

The selected areas were chosen based on careful consideration of traffic safety and security standards, traffic volumes, and urban growth. The RTA aims to implement smart and sustainable technologies, including energy-efficient LED technology, which offers a 55% reduction in energy consumption and a 173% increase in lifespan, specifically designed for the UAE’s climate.

The RTA had already initiated the design phase for the Al Qusais Industrial Areas 1 to 5, Al Lusaily, and Lahbab 1 and 2 last year, with these projects nearing completion.

This comprehensive street lighting project follows the RTA’s commitment to promoting a clean environment, as demonstrated by the replacement of over 14,000 lights along Dubai’s roads with eco-friendly alternatives in the previous year. The improvement project included various tunnels and crossings, illuminating 22.6 km of roadway.

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