New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in a presentation at the COP 21 environmental summit in Paris demonstrated that it is possible to quantify reduction in coal and fossil fuels while providing world class mass transit services.
According to Sh. Anuj Dayal, Executive Director, Corporate Communications, DMRC, who presented the paper on the subject at the conference, DMRC helps to remove more carbon from the atmosphere then it contributes, making it a completely carbon neutral system.
Sh. Dayal, in his paper, also told that DMRC is the only Metro getting carbon credits for its regenerative braking and modal shift projects.
DMRC also highlighted the manner in which carbon finance could be generated, by the revenue earned from the sale of carbon credits from its two GHG mitigation projects which are the very first of their kind in the world for the transport sector.
Sh. Dayal said that DMRC has been able to effectively demonstrate the enormous socio-economic co- benefits of a Mass Rapid Transit System. DMRC also plans to tap 50 MW of solar power in next three years, he added.
DMRC has a well laid out Sustainability Plan for the future and the next step is to capture the positive health impacts from DMRC’s operations, given the state of pollution in Delhi, said Sh. Dayal.