New Delhi: The DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) which currently meets 60% of its electricity needs from solar energy, plans to run all its operation on solar energy by 2021. With this, the Delhi Metro would become the world’s first 100% ‘Green’ energy Metro rail network.
- The Delhi Metro hosts 26 lakh commuters daily on its 373-km long network.
- The Delhi Metro presently needs an average 180-200 MW electricity daily for running, which it is procuring from separate companies on commercial rates.
- Currently, the DMRC produces 21 MW of solar energy from all its solar panels installed across multiple stations and hubs.
- It will start getting 99 MW solar energy from the 750 MW Solar Power Park in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh from May 2019.
- DMRC had signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Madhya Pradesh-based Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Ltd (RUMSL) to procure green power from the latter to run its trains.
- A senior official said, the DMRC will get green power from the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Ltd (RUMS) within the next 2 months.
- “The project is estimated to meet 90% of the daily electricity demand of the DMRC. Besides, it would save Rs 1,400 crore of Delhi Metro in the next 25 years.”
- The 750 MW solar power project in Rewa is spread on an area of 1590 acres.
- It is one of the world’s largest single-site solar power plants in the world.
RRTS corridors to be integrated with Delhi Metro stations
Date: April 17, 2019
The upcoming RRTS (Rapid Rail Transit System) corridors from Delhi-Gurugram-SNB(Shahjahanpur-Neemrana-Behror) urban complex and Delhi- Ghaziabad-Meerut will be seamlessly connected with Metro Rail in Delhi and NCR (National Capital Region).
- An official said, once completed, the RRTS corridor is expected to bring down the travel time from Delhi-SNB to just 70 minutes.
- The Delhi-Gurugram-SNB Urban Complex corridor will be elevated for about 71 km and 35 km will be underground.
- It will integrate with the other RRTS corridors at the Sarai Kale Khan station and will facilitate passengers’ movement from one corridor to another without the hassle of changing trains.
- Over the Delhi-Gurugram-SNB corridor, the Sarai Kale Khan station of RRTS will be integrated with the Pink Line of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) at Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station and ISBT Sarai Kale Khan.
- The Jor Bagh station of RRTS will integrate with the Delhi Metro Yellow Line.
- Moreover, Munirka station of RRTS will integrate with the Magenta Line of DMRC.
- The official added that the Udyog Vihar station of RRTS will integrate with the proposed extension of Gurugram Rapid Metro and Gurugram Railway Station.
- The all the three RRTS corridors will converge at Sarai Kale Khan, the official further added.
- The three corridors will intersect 7 Delhi metro stations:
- Kashmere Gate (Red line)
- Jor Bagh (Yellow line)
- Indraprastha, New Ashok Nagar, Anand Vihar (Blue line)
- Munirka (Magenta line)
- Sarai Kale Khan (Pink line)
- The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor is the first of the 3 priority corridors planned for implementation in Phase-1.
- The other two are Delhi-Gurugram-Alwar and Delhi-Panipat Corridors.
- The Delhi-Gurgaon-SNB is a part of Delhi-Gurgaon-Alwar of the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor.
- This project is proposed to be undertaken by a SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle) namely the NCRTC (National Capital Region Transport Corporation) as a joint ownership of the Centre and State Governments with equal contribution.
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