Arima Velodrome gets new lights after 30 years of lobbying

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 14:30

After more than 30 years of lobbying by City officials, the Arima Velodrome has new lights.

Mayor Lisa Morris-Julian and members of the Arima Borough Council toured the Velodrome with officials and workers of the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC), to inspect the 96 lights at the Velodrome which replaced the old ones.

The project is said to have cost $2 million and took approximately 3 weeks to complete.

The 230 V lights contain 1500 Watt bulbs which are ideal for lighting savannahs.

During Wednesday’s Statutory Meeting, Mayor Morris-Julian said: “We (the Council) really wanted this done because Arima used to be the Mecca for sport in the East and, with the lights returning, we know that our stars are again rising.”

The lights have been completed in time for this weekend’s Easter Cycling Classic.