In order to take forward the energy conservation measures, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) has completed installation of LED lights in all its stations under its jurisdiction. It has replaced the conventional lights with these LED lights.
ECoR is expected to save Rs 1.35 billion every year after using LED lights across its zone. As reported, after the implementation of 100 per cent LED lights at all 313 stations, total energy savings comes to 2,129,690 units. The project covered 134 station of Khurda Road division. After installation, this division will save 1,279,690 energy units per annum and save cost around Rs 7.7 million. The Sambalpur division has installed these lights in its 67 stations and saved 6.5 lakh energy units costs around Rs 4.4 million. The stations of Waltair division have received the lights to save 2 lakh energy units that cost around Rs 1.5 million.
ECoR has three divisions – Khurda Road, Sambalpur and Waltair. It has 313 stations and six passenger halts (PH) under its jurisdiction spread over Odisha and parts of Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
The zone had started installation of the LED lights in January this year. The Railway Board had given target to ECoR to provide 100 per cent LED lights in all its stations by end of the March this year. Energy Efficiency Services (EESL), a government-owned energy service company, carried out the project in the ECoR after going through an agreement with the Ministry of Railways.