Delhi Metro’s Future Buildings to Include Rooftop Solar Panel Installation: DMRC Chief

Asserting that all stations built in the future will be able to accommodate rooftop solar panels straightway, Singh said, "In phase-1 and phase-2 structures were not designed to make rooftop solar panels, so changes had to be made."

December 09, 2019. By News Bureau

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All upcoming buildings of Delhi Metro will be premeditated to straight away house rooftop solar panels and to ultimately get top score from green building rating authorities, DMRC chief Mangu Singh said. Addressing a gathering at the fourth edition of National Conference on Green Metro Systems at Metro Bhawan here, he said, "The DMRC has been taking steps over the years to make the systems and operations more energy efficient.

"According to the green building initiatives, we have taken certain decisions, and all new stations shall be designed so as to get platinum rating," he said.

Platinum rating is the highest rating given to structures by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) for adopting best green practices. The IGBC, part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), was formed in 2001.

The vision of the council is "to enable a sustainable built environment for all and facilitate India to be one of the global leaders in the sustainable built environment by 2025".

With inclusion of Rapid Metro in Gurgaon, the total operational network of the metro in Delhi and NCR stands at 389 km. The network has 285 stations, including those in the Noida-Greater Noida corridor or Aqua Line, officials said.

Asserting that all station built in the future will be able to accommodate rooftop solar panels straightway, Singh said, "In phase-1 and phase-2 structures were not designed to take rooftops solar panels, so changes had to be made."

A senior Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) official said all stations on the 29.7-km long Aqua Line in Noida have been awarded platinum rating by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) for adopting best green practices.

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