VIJAYAWADA: All streetlights went off plunging the city in semi-darkness for one hour on Saturday evening as part of Earth Hour, being observed all over the world to conserve energy and protect environment.
In Vijayawada, it was organised by AP Chambers of Commerce and Industries Federation which has been observing Earth Hour for the sixth year in a row.
The Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) turned off all the streetlights and hoarding lights on the main road for one hour. At Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium, legislators Bonda Umamaheswara Rao, Gadde Ramamohan Rao, collector Babu A and municipal commissioner G Veerapndian were among those who took part in a oil lamp demonstration to underscore the need for conservation of energy and prevention of pollution.
The AP Chambers of commerce and Industry federation was represented by its president-elect Muthavarapu Muralikrishna and executive director Potluri Bhasakra Rao.