Delhi becomes ” World’s First Green Metro”. The Delhi Metro Railway Corporation (DMRC) got a green certification for all its major buildings and installations.
After getting green certifications for its Phase 3 stations, depots and sub stations, 10 residential colonies of DMRC were also awarded the platinum rating for adherence to green building norms by the IGBC.
DMRC Managing Director Mangu Singh stated, “The country’s energy consumption has increased by 700 per cent in the last four decades. This will increase three times more by 2030.”
“One of the major users of energy is the transport sector, especially urban transport. Therefore, it is very relevant to focus on Metro systems and talk of green Metro.”
In 2008, DMRC became the first railway project in the world to be registered by the United Nations under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).
This enabled it to claim carbon credits.”
“Then, in 2015, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) registered DMRC as the world’s first transport sector project under the Program of Activities (PoA).
This made it as it the managing entity for all other Metros of India.”
An official of Delhi Metro told Times of India, “DMRC also has a target of commissioning 20 megawatt peak (MWp) rooftop solar plants by the end of 2017 on its premises.”
“It has successfully commissioned 16 MWp capacity till date and already signed power purchase agreements for 31.50 MWp.”
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