Chennai: Indian Green Building Council (IGNC) has given platinum rating to Chennai Metro’s four underground stations operational in Phase-1 for adopting green concepts in design, construction and operation.
The four underground stations are Thirumangalam, Anna Nagar Tower, Anna Nagar East and Shenoy Nagar which have received platinum rating and global leadership recognition from IGBC.
According to a metro official, “We have submitted documents for three other stations and they are under process. The ratings and recognition are given on the eco-friendly features in the stations”.
In last year, thirteen elevated stations — including Little Mount, Guindy, Nanganallur Road, Meenambakkam, Airport, Koyambedu, CMBT, Vadapalani, Alandur and St Thomas Mount — had received the certification. IGBC has a rating system and to achieve it a metro rail project must satisfy certain requirements and achieve maximum number of credit points.