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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 6314
ANSWERED ON:  05.05.2015
TRAFFIC SIGNAL
UDIT RAJ
Will the Minister of



HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-




(a) whether traffic signals are being run by electricity in the country including the NCT of Delhi;

(b) if so, the expenditure incurred for running traffic signals in a month in the NCT of Delhi;

(c) whether the Government proposes to run such traffic signals through solar energy to conserve electricity; and

(d) if so, the details thereof?


ANSWER


MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS (SHRI HARIBHAI PARATHIBHAI CHAUDHARY)

(a): No centralized data is maintained in this regard as transportation by road is a State subject. However, in Delhi, the traffic signals are run by electricity.

(b): An amount of Rs. 6.5 Lakh (approximately) is incurred in a month on Electricity consumption for traffic signals/blinkers installed in NCT of Delhi.

(c) to (d): There is no specific scheme for traffic signals under consideration of the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy to run traffic signals through solar energy. Neither Ministry of Home Affairs nor Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has issued any direction to the States in this regard, as the ‘Police’ and `Public Order` is a State subject as per the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution of India.

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