VIJAYAPURA: Lights in the city will go off the lights for an hour from 8:30 pm to mark the Earth Hour, an annual event all over the world to conserve energy and protect environment, Saturday. The event is observed by the Andhra Chamber of Commerce and Industries Federation for the sixth consecutive year now, would see the roads on two major roads - MG Road and Eluru Road -- go off the lights.
This apart, streetlight in other parts of the city too would be turned off. “Municipal commissioner G Veerapandian has promised to give directions to switch off streetlights,” federation president elect M Murali Krishna said at a news conference here Friday.
During the blackout time, the representatives of the federation and district officials would take part in a demonstration at the Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium with oil lamps to disseminate the message that conservation of energy is of paramount importance since it would greatly reduce burning of coal in thermal stations which is leading to pollution. “Our intention is to promote awareness on environment,” he said.