Energy Park for city approved

Chandigarh, July 8
The Chandigarh Administration has approved an energy park in a corner of the Botanical Garden to promote the use of non-conventional sources of energy for public as well as private use. The department of science and technology has received Rs 88 lakh from the centre for the same.

The park will have a SRV power plant, solar streetlights, solar passive component for buildings, battery-operated three-wheelers, power-generating drums, solar cars for children and various exhibits of water power. Work on the park will be completed within this financial year, reliable sources said.

The park in the Botanical Garden will hold special attraction for children, solar toy trains and solar battery-operated cars, scooters and motorcycles.The concept for the park has been prepared and approved by the administration.

Solar energy is the major alternative to the increasing burden on conventional sources of energy, including electricity, gas and petroleum products.The administration has made certain efforts, some which produced the desired results and certain others which did not take off.

Traffic points at certain places in the city have worked successfully, using solar energy gadgets. Additions are to be made shortly. An ambitious project of a 25 KW power plant with a view to managing lighting to the UT secretariat has failed to take off more than two years after Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited (BHEL) had agreed to commission one.

Source: Sanjeev Singh Bariana Tribune News Service