All future Delhi Metro stations to have rooftop solar panels

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New Delhi: All future buildings of Delhi Metro will be designed to straight away accommodate rooftop solar panels and to eventually get top score from green building rating authorities, DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) Managing Director Mr. Mangu Singh said on Friday.

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  • Addressing a gathering at the 4th edition of National Conference on Green Metro Systems at Metro Bhawan, he said, “The DMRC has been taking steps over the years to make the systems and operations more energy efficient.

  • He said,”According to the green building initiatives, we have taken certain decisions, and all new stations shall be designed so as to get platinum rating.”
  • Platinum rating is the highest rating given to structures by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) for adopting best green practices.
  • The IGBC, part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), was formed in 2001.
  • The vision of the council is “to enable a sustainable built environment for all and facilitate India to be one of the global leaders in the sustainable built environment by 2025”.
  • 107 stations of the Delhi Metro have platinum rating, as per the senior DMRC officials.

  • With inclusion of Rapid Metro in Gurgaon, the total operational network of the metro in Delhi and NCR stands at 389 km.
  • Officials said, the network has 285 stations, including those in the Noida-Greater Noida corridor or Aqua Line.
  • Asserting that all station built in the future will be able to accommodate rooftop solar panels straightway, Mr. Singh said, “In phase-1 and phase-2 structures were not designed to take rooftops solar panels, so changes had to be made.”

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