India : Highest eco-rating for Delhi-Faridabad metro stations

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Following Delhi Metro’s The Mandi House and Janpath stations which had received a platinum rating by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) for complying to green building norms, Dr. Mangu Singh, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s (DMRC) Managing Director, had received an award from IGBC for the highest possible rating ‘platinum’ for all the nine Metro Stations of the Badarpur – Faridabad stretch.

IGBC has a system named the Green Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) rating, a tool which enables new rail based MRTS to apply green concepts during design & construction, so as to further reduce environmental impact. This exclusive rating system is the world’s first exclusive to address sustainability in Metro Rail systems.

Faridabad metro stations are equipped with solar power generation facilities with a total capacity of 1,9 MWp (megawatt peak) and uses energy efficient air-conditioning and lighting arrangements. The power Receiving Sub Station (RSS) of the corridor is supplied with a 50 kWp solar plant for green building development. These stations are also equipped with eco-friendly features such as water fixtures installed at the stations that are 30 percent more efficient than the baseline of IGBC’s rating system. The station is also completed with a vertical transportation such as lifts and escalators which are designed to consume lesser energy than your average conventional lifts and escalators.

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