KANPUR, INDIA (Metro Rail News): Kanpur Metro’s Priority Section has been certified as a “Green Metro Rail System” by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), one of India’s top authorities for the rating (Silver, Gold, and Platinum) and certifying a system as a “Green” system. All nine Metro Stations of the Priority Section built between IIT and Motijheel have received Platinum rating certificates.
Shri Kumar Keshav, Managing Director, Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. ( UPMRC), was presented with Platinum rating certificates today at an event held at UPMRC’s Administrative Office in Gomti Nagar, Lucknow. The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the International Green Building Council (IGBC) performed a joint survey in December, after which the nine stations of Kanpur Metro’s Priority Section received the highest rating (Platinum).
“We make arrangements at the designing stage itself that the Metro premises should be entirely environmentally friendly and ready for energy conservation,” Shri Kumar Keshav stated, expressing his delight with the achievement. UPMRC is said to be committed to ensuring that the necessary procedures for environmental management are in place, from rainwater harvesting to energy conservation. UPMRC has reached another milestone on its way to providing the public with a clean and green Metro system, for which I applaud my entire team. The Priority Section of the Kanpur Metro has already been awarded ISO 14001 for environmental management and ISO 45001 for safety management.”
UPMRC has planted over 10,000 plants and saplings at various points along with the Kanpur Metro’s Priority Section and translocated over 100 trees to achieve this highest IGBC rating. Furthermore, it has devised plans to collect rainwater that falls on the roofs of the stations and the viaduct. In addition, to save energy, 100% LED lighting (in the depot, stations, and other metro properties), maximum daylighting, optimal waste management, and other green efforts were implemented.