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Gweru to install solar traffic lights

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GWERU City Council has started inviting tenders for the installation of solar-powered traffic lights at all major roads in the city.

Report by Stephen Chadenga Own Correspondent

Town clerk Daniel Matawu told NewsDay yesterday the solar-powered traffic lights would be installed at 16 traffic intersections in the Midlands capital.

“The trend the world over is to have solar-powered traffic lights and as a city we have been lagging behind. We have, therefore, begun the process of inviting tender bids for the supply and installation of solar-powered traffic lights,” Matawu said.

Matawu said the move was expected to decongest the city and prevent accidents due to non-functional traffic lights particularly during power outages.

He said once the tender process was through, they would then engage the Zimbabwe National Roads Authority for additional funding .

Most of the city’s traffic lights ceased operating long back posing a hazard to both motorists and pedestrians.

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