Delhi Metro will install a 3 MWp solar power plant atop an elevated stabling line of Kalindi Kunj depot, the first-ever such shed being built in the DMRC network. The work on the stabling shed will be completed in about six months. Delhi Metro has so far installed solar power facilities at three of its depots — Yamuna Bank, Ajronda and Mukundpur –and work is in progress towards installing more such plants in the other depots. The plant will cater to trains operating on the Janakpuri West-Botanical Garden corridor, construction of which is underway. A specialized agency was roped in to assess the feasibility of installing such a solar plant since Delhi Metro had not undertaken such a project before. The cost of installing this solar plant will be borne by the developer, as is the case with all DMRC plants, and Delhi Metro shall pay for the energy charges at the rate of Rs. 5.4945 per unit, as levellised tariff for 25 years, it said in a statement. As per the plan, the plant will be set up on the frames of the stabling lines and will also serve the dual purpose of being the roof of the facility. Delhi Metro has so far commissioned 6.3 MWp of solar power plants across 21 locations in its network.
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