Central Railway adds 4 more sites generating solar power
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Central Railway adds 4 more sites generating solar power

Rooftop solar installations in four more railway properties have started to generate solar power in the Central Railway zone. The four newly added sites are Igatpuri railway hospital, Kasara railway station, Igatpuri railway station, and Titwala cabin. Central Railway now has a total of 48 sites in the solar power network.

These 48 sites shall now produce green energy of 2.5 million units which will help the railways in saving around Rs 1.9 crore each year which instead would be spent on fuel.

Central Railway CPRO, Shivaji Sutar said the transition of Central Railways to clean energy will cut down the annual carbon emissions of approximately 412 tonnes as well as help the national transporter to save Rs 1.9 crore in the fuel expenditure every year.

An annual inspection was conducted by the Central Railway General Manager, Anil Kumar Lahoti on the Igatpuri – Kalyan section falling under the Mumbai Division, as the solar panels in the four locations went live.

Lahoti paid a visit to the new solar power installations and inspected the crew lobby, inspected reservation counters, running room, and the training coach which was made out of a discarded coach. The Central Railway General Manager further inspected the Bio-Toilet evolution model which has helped in making railway tracks and stations cleaner. He also inaugurated a herbal garden along with a solar-powered rolling in and rolling out hut.

Now over a thousand Indian railway stations are installed by rooftop solar. These include some of the prime installations such as New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Guwahati, Varanasi, Old Delhi, Kolkata, Howrah, Secunderabad, and Katra.

Furthermore, there are plans to install rooftop solar on over 7000 railway stations in India.

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Also read: North Central Railway generates 16% more energy using solar power

Rooftop solar installations in four more railway properties have started to generate solar power in the Central Railway zone. The four newly added sites are Igatpuri railway hospital, Kasara railway station, Igatpuri railway station, and Titwala cabin. Central Railway now has a total of 48 sites in the solar power network. These 48 sites shall now produce green energy of 2.5 million units which will help the railways in saving around Rs 1.9 crore each year which instead would be spent on fuel. Central Railway CPRO, Shivaji Sutar said the transition of Central Railways to clean energy will cut down the annual carbon emissions of approximately 412 tonnes as well as help the national transporter to save Rs 1.9 crore in the fuel expenditure every year. An annual inspection was conducted by the Central Railway General Manager, Anil Kumar Lahoti on the Igatpuri – Kalyan section falling under the Mumbai Division, as the solar panels in the four locations went live. Lahoti paid a visit to the new solar power installations and inspected the crew lobby, inspected reservation counters, running room, and the training coach which was made out of a discarded coach. The Central Railway General Manager further inspected the Bio-Toilet evolution model which has helped in making railway tracks and stations cleaner. He also inaugurated a herbal garden along with a solar-powered rolling in and rolling out hut. Now over a thousand Indian railway stations are installed by rooftop solar. These include some of the prime installations such as New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Guwahati, Varanasi, Old Delhi, Kolkata, Howrah, Secunderabad, and Katra. Furthermore, there are plans to install rooftop solar on over 7000 railway stations in India. Image Source Also read: North Central Railway generates 16% more energy using solar power

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