Delhi Metro: DMRC readies eco-friendly Sub-station and Solar Panels to power Faridabad line

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New Delhi: Delhi Metro’s first-ever “green” electrical receiving sub-station has been constructed in Faridabad to cater to energy requirements of the upcoming Badarpur-Faridabad Metro corridor.

“The Delhi Metro has already applied for its ‘green building’ certification to the Indian green building council,” said Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) spokesman, Anuj Dayal.

The electrical receiving sub-station, constructed in Sector 46, Faridabad will provide power to 13.875km long Badarpur-Escorts Mujesar elevated corridor, which is nearing completion. “The sub-station has a series of eco-friendly features, which makes it the first-ever ‘green’ RSS of the Delhi Metro network,” said Dayal. This includes solar power panels.

Meanwhile, The Delhi Metro’s Badarpur-Faridabad corridor, on which trial runs are set to begin in the next few weeks, will be powered by green technology and incorporate a host of eco-friendly features such as solar panels, water harvesting and sewage treatment plants. The line is expected to be operational in the next two months.

For the first time, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will employ a greenelectrical receiving sub-station (RSS) for this line, which is an extension of the Violet Line. The RSS has been constructed at Sector 46 in Faridabad and will cater to the 14-km-long elevated corridor as well as the nine stations between Badarpur and Escorts Mujesar.

“Solar power panels with a capacity of 50 kilowatt-peak have been installed. The powergenerated will cater to the requirements of the RSS building and the remaining powerwill be used for stations,” the DMRC said in a statement.

Further, water from the sewage treatment plant will  be used for horticulture and sanitary purposes, DMRC officials said. Water meters have also been installed to monitor the consumption rate.

LEDs have been used for all indoor and outdoor lighting to ensure minimal power consumption. Carbon dioxide sensors have also been installed at the control room to monitor air quality.

“Provision for rainwater harvesting has been done on the sub-station premises for the optimal utilisation of rainwater,” the official said.

The DMRC has also installed low CFC refrigerant and inverter compressor type VRV air-conditioning system on the premises as it is more environment-friendly and consumes less energy.

The DMRC has already applied for “green building” certification to the Indian GreenBuilding Council.

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