A new silver, gold, and platinum rating system has been created by the India Green Buildings Council to assess metro stations and buildings.
This new rating aims to address the sustainability of new Mono and Metro Rail systems. The Green Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) rating is the first of its kind: A system exclusive to Mono and Metro Rail systems. It is intended to allow for the implementation of green concepts during design and construction, thus reducing measurable environmental impacts.
“The overarching objective of IGBC Green MRTS Rating is to ensure environmental sustainability as well as enhance commuter experience” said the DMRC. Additionally, all stations being developed as part of phase 3 are being developed as green buildings, with 12 metro stations in New Delhi already being awarded a Platinum rating. Among the 12 is the Jahangirpuri-Samaypur Badli Section, an extension project of line 2, as well as the receiving sub station at Munkundur Depot.
The DMRC residential complex Metro Enclave also has been awarded with the Platinum ratings and, for maintaining the green building norms, the DMRC headquarters at Metro Bhawan has been awarded a Gold rating certification.
During the conference, the DMRC also launched a web application for monitoring solar energy generation.
Mangu Singh, The DMRC’s managing Director added that DMRC is on track to increased Metro energy efficiency with the focus on greater care for eco-friendly environment.