DMRC awarded for adhering to green norms
The recently opened Jahangirpuri- Samaypur Badli section and the receiving sub station at Mukundpur depot of the Delhi Metro have been awarded 'platinum' rating for adhering to green building norms.
The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), which has devised a rating mechanism for Metro stations and buildings, on a scale of platinum, gold and silver awarded the highest rating to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation at an event here today.
While the 4.4 km long extension of the Yellow Line was launched last year, the power sub-station was inaugurated recently by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu.
Metro Bhawan at Barakhamba Road that houses the corporation's headquarters received 'Gold' rating, DMRC said in a statement. A web application for monitoring solar energy generation by Metro was also launched on the occasion.
DMRC has drafted a solar policy under which it aims to generate 20 MW power by 2017 and 50 MW by 2021. It has already commissioned 6.3 MW and has awarded contracts for another 20 MW.
Delhi Metro is developing all its stations of Phase III as green buildings which it says will help bring down power consumption by 35 per cent.