All New Stations of Delhi Metro Rail to Soon be Powered with Renewable Energy: Delhi Metro MD

All New Stations of Delhi Metro Rail to Soon be Powered with Renewable Energy: Delhi Metro MD

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Date of Post: 13 Oct, 2018

New Delhi: The Delhi Metro was adopting new technologies to reduce electricity cost like dynamic train scheduling, regenerative braking system and roof-top solar power, Managing Director of the DMRC Mangu Singh was quoted as saying in an official release. The Delhi Metro needs to keep innovative tools to improve operational efficiency, he said.

More Information:

  • Singh, who has contributed significantly in the project implementation of metro in Delhi and Kolkata, was addressing students in J C Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA, Faridabad on ‘Metro as sustainable urban transport’, the release said.
  • Singh, who has successfully headed the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects of the Delhi Metro the only such successful project in the Railway Transportation sector in the world, said all new metro stations would soon be powered with renewable energy.
  • For this, the DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) has signed an agreement with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to carry out projects for the production of renewable solar power in the Delhi Metro premises.
  • The DMRC has also signed the Power Purchase Agreement for the same for 25 years and it would have to pay only energy charges for the actual energy generated.
  • As per the release, currently, the DMRC’s expenditure towards energy constitutes 38% of the total operational expenses, he added.
  • Punctuality is the key driver of the Delhi Metro as it has maintained 99.8% of punctuality and zero accident in operation, he said.

To know more about recent developments of Delhi Metro –

6 Sep, 2018 : Delhi Metro’s Red Line Set To Extend Till New Bus Stand in Ghaziabad

29 Aug, 2018 : Delhi Metro Update : Metro Rail Services To Start Operating Between Dilshad Garden and New Bus Stand in October

23 Aug, 2018 : Delhi Metro Smart cards can now be used by passengers for travelling in buses

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