Chennai, Metro Rail News: Fourteen underground stations including the last section of 45 km long Phase I opened in February, Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) has awarded with its highest Platinum Rating. A certification awarded for adopting green and user-friendly measures in a public facility
Now Chennai Metro has 32 stations which bagged the award in phase one project as part of its commitment to bring in sustainable green initiatives in its infrastructure.
The stations that have been awarded IGBC’s Platinum Rating are
The Stations are Washermenpet, Mannadi, High Court, Central, Government Estate, LIC, Thousand Lights, AG-DMS, Teynampet, Nandanam, Saidapet, Pachaiyappa’s College, Kilpauk and Nehru Park.
IGBC Chennai Chapter Chairman C N Raghavendran handed over the plaques and certificates for 14 stations to CMRL Managing Director Pankaj Kumar Bansal on March 12, 2019.
CMRL Directors Sujatha Jayaraj (finance), Rajeev Narayan Dwivedi (project), L Narasim Prasad (I/C systems / operations) along with senior officials, contractors and IGBC consultants were present.
Some of the aspects of the phase one project which led to bagging the award included the design reflecting functional aesthetics, user friendliness, energy efficiency with station architecture that is environmentally friendly, salient features like rain water harvesting, harnessing solar energy, universal access to physically challenged commuters, last-mile connectivity through NMT (non-motorized traffic), energy efficient design, 32.5 per cent of regenerative energy fed back to the grid achieving an EIRR (Economic Internal Rate of Return) of more than 16.22 per cent.
32 Metro Stations have been awarded with IGBC Platinum Rating pic.twitter.com/BtGGeo4ohO— Chennai Metro Rail (@cmrlofficial) March 11, 2019
Prior to this, IGBC’s Platinum Rating was awarded to 13 elevated and five underground stations of Chennai Metro namely Thirumangalam, Anna Nagar East, Anna Nagar Tower, Shenoy Nagar