Delhi Metro inaugurated its first ever solar power plant in Gurgaon at the HUDA City Centre metro station on Wednesday. It will provide power to escalators and elevators at the metro station.
The first ever solar power plant at a parking lot with a generation capacity of 100 KWP was inaugurated by DS Mishra, Additional Secretary, Urban Development, Ministry of Urban Development, via remote from DMRC’s headquarters in New Delhi.
In total, DMRC has so far commissioned solar power plants with generation capacity of 2.8 MWp at Dwarka Sector 21, Anand Vihar, Pragati Maidan, Metro Enclave, Yamuna Bank station, Yamuna Bank depot, ITO as well as the Metro stations of Badarpur – Escorts Mujesar (Faridabad) corridor.
DMRC is aiming to achieve solar power facilities with generation capacity up to 20 MWp by the end of 2017. It is trying to utilise the space available at its stations, depots and residential areas to install solar power facilities.
Apart from this, DMRC is also installing solar power facilities on the foot over bridges of all stations on the Badarpur-Escorts Mujesar corridor.
”DMRC takes a number of initiatives to promote eco-friendly technologies and operations. It is a carbon neutral system and the average carbon dioxide (CO2) saved per passenger per trip in the Delhi Metro is 144 gm,” a DMRC spokesperson said. Source—