Nagpur Metro Update: Ajni Metro Station gets IGBC Platinum Rating

Even as World Environment Day is celebrated across the globe, Maha Metro Nagpur has scored again on the environment front. The Organization has bagged the highest ever Platinum Rating from Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) for its Ajni Metro Station.

  • Of all the operational stations of Nagpur Metro Project, Ajni is the 14th one to bag this prestigious ranking.
  • The rating is based on IGBC’s Green MRTS Rating system.
  • The other stations of Nagpur Metro which have bagged this ratings before are:- Khapri, New Airport, Airport South, Airport, Jai Prakash Nagar, Rahate Colony, Ajni square, Sitabuldi Interchange Metro Stations on Orange Line and Lokmanya Nagar, Bansi Nagar, Wasudev Nagar, Subhash Nagar, Institute of Engineers, Jhansi Rani Square Metro Stations on Aqua line.
  • Metro Bhavan has also been awarded this rating.
  • The Platinum rating is based on some of these grounds:-
    • Meeting 65% of energy needs from solar energy
    • Adopting bio-digesters at stations
    • 100% water recycling and rain-water harvesting
    • Constructing stations and other buildings
  • Maha Metro is the greenest agency in the city.

ISO Certification:

  • Also, Nagpur Metro Rail Project has received ISO 14001 Certification.
  • Environment Management System (EMS) ISO 14001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective EMS.
  • The theme for this year’s World Environment Day is ‘Ecosystem Restoration’.

Green Metro:

  • Nagpur Metro is the greenest Metro in the country with 65% of its electricity requirement to be met from solar power.
  • Solar panels have been put atop many stations and Maha Metro’s head office Metro Bhavan.
  • Many more will be installed soon.
  • Maha Metro has installed bio-digesters in all its stations and offices of Nagpur to recycle waste water.
  • The agency does 100% rainwater harvesting in all its buildings.
  • Maha Metro has developed vertical gardens on its pillars on Wardha Road and Hingna Road.

Frequency of Metro trains increased:

Meanwhile, In view of the unlock order of the municipal commissioner and district collector, Maha Metro has taken a decision to increase the frequency of Nagpur Metro trains to 30 minutes, from June 7.

  • The frequency was reduced to one hour after Covid-19 lockdown was imposed in Nagpur and this arrangement continued till June 6 evening.
  • Services on Orange Line (Sitabuldi to Khapri) are available from 8 am to 8 pm while those on Aqua Line (Sitabuldi to Lokmanya Nagar) run from 6.30 am to 8 pm.
  • All the stations on Orange Line and Aqua Line are now functional.
  • In last 2 months, Dharampeth College, Congress Nagar, Chhatrapati Nagar and Ujjwal Nagar stations have opened.
  • Recently, Dr Brijesh Dixit, Managing Director, MahaMetro inspected Gaddigodam Metro Station, four level traffic structure (Kamptee Road Gurudwara) and balanced cantilever work near Anand Talkies (Sitabuldi).
  • He asked Metro officers to complete the balance work of Reach-2 (Sitabuldi to Automotive Square) and Reach-4 (Sitabuldi to Prajapati Nagar) fast and complete it on schedule.

Source: Nagpur Metro-Press Release | Image Credit (representational): Nagpur Metro