New Delhi, April 5: Delhi’s four major railway stations soon to be installed with solar power plants with a total five MW capacity to reduce their carbon footprint with rooftop.
These power plants are going to be installed at New Delhi Railway Station, Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station, Old Delhi Railway Station and Anand Vihar Terminal Railway Station.
The Northern Railway earlier in November 2016 rolled out the tenders to install the solar power capacity to supplement the power consumption.
The Solar Capacities of the railway stations- New Delhi Railway Station will have 1.1 MW, Hazrat Nizamuddin 0.6 MW, Old Delhi 2.2 MW and Anand Vihar Terminal 1.1 MW.
“Although the entire power demand of the stations will not be fulfilled by this… solar capacity would help in supplementing the power demand,” a Northern Railway official told IANS.
According to Vivaan Solar, a solar installation company which has undertaken the project, this would be This is the first step towards making Delhi railway stations self-sustainable, they will help in saving power.
“Roughly over 6,500 solar modules would be installed on the rooftop of these railway stations… We expect to complete the project by August… It would not be the entire capacity but it would definitely help in reducing the carbon footprint of the stations,” Amit Bansal, Director Finance of Vivaan Solar, told IANS.