Kochi: The Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) has once again adhered to its commitment to be green and environment friendly. The 16 elevated stations in the Alwaye – Petta Corridor of the Phase I of KMRL has been awarded with the prestigious IGBC (The Indian Green Building Council) Green MRTS ‘Platinum’ Rating under the Elevated stations category. The elevated stations include Alwaye, Pulinchodu, Companypady, Ambattukavu, Muttom, Kalamassery, Cochin University, Pathadipalam, Edapally, Changampuzha Park, Palarivattom, JLN Stadium, Kaloor, Lissie, M.G Road, and Maharajas College.
The certificate was given to KMRL based on the efficiency of the various facilities in the 16 elevated stations of Phase I. The categories include Site Selection and Planning, Water Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Material Conservation, Indoor Environmental Quality, Innovation in Design & Construction. The respective facilities were monitored and checked by the authority of IGBC.
The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) has launched IGBC Green Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) Version 1.0 rating to encourage green concepts in the design, construction & operation of all new Rail based MRTS projects. This rating system helps address National priorities like conservation of natural resources, demand of side energy & water efficiency, adoption of renewable energy, management of waste and commuter health & comfort.