GAM Offers New Tender to Import LED Traffic Lights

GAM Offers New Tender to Import LED Traffic Lights
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Published August 22nd, 2010 - 11:59 GMT

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Saad Ibn Abi Waqqas

Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) resumes replacing the traffic lights' heads with LED system signs which observe lighting diodes, according to the Director of Traffic Operations Department, Eng. Khaled Haddadeen.

He said: "GAM is about to request a new tender with a cost of JOD 100.000, to import new LED traffic lights", pointing out that 60 – 70 % of the Capital's traffic lights, about 125 light signs, have already been replaced.

Eng. Haddadeen clarified that the LED system is renowned for saving energy, and durability, which shall contributes to reducing the regular maintenance intervals, they are also resistant to sun rays and are clearly visible day and night.

In the same context, he stated that GAM started, two weeks ago, an accurate cleaning campaign on the traffic lights' heads, and it will include the old and new traffic lights.

It is important to note that GAM has already tested the traffic lights on Al Rabiah sign (the intersection of Mecca Street and Saad Ibn Abi Waqqas Street), and they proved to be efficient and successful. 

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