Iloilo City government will install traffic lights with close circuit television (CCTV) in four busy street intersections in the city.
Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said that a private donor will first be setting up the traffic light and electronic billboard at the corner of Infante and General Luna as an experimental project.
Then the city-funded four traffic lights out of 16 planned traffic lights will possibly be placed at the downtown area, along Gen. Luna St., at the Capitol area and Iznart Delgado area.
About P15 million was allotted for the project which was taken from the allocation of a fountain at Plaza Libertad.
The plaza is currently being rehabilitated as a historical site funded by the DOT-Tourism Enhancement Infrastructure Zone Authority amounting to P4 million.
Mabilog said the first four traffic lights which cost P3.5 million each are expected to enhance the smooth flow of traffic in the downtown area and the CCTV will help deter any criminal acts along the streets.
He said the project is one of the many ways to solve the traffic congestion in the city proper.(Source: PNA)