Kochi Metro Rail all set to open solar power plant at Muttom yard

With the opening of a new plant, the KMRL will be able to save `1.2 crore in electricity cost every year.

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Solar Rooftop at Metro Stations
KMR's Solar Power Plant

Kochi, Metro Rail News: The Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) all set to open new solar plant having a capacity to generate 2719 KW. at Muttom Yard to increase the capacity of its solar power production on April 1, 2019

KMRL’s officials said that With the opening of the new solar power plant, which will have panels installed over four hectares, KMRL will be able to meet nearly 40 per cent of its total power requirements by itself. The agency is planning to produce an additional 5,400 KW power by next year by setting up solar panels in another two hectares of land at Muttom and in nine metro stations,”

Presently KMRL generates 5,389 KW per day from its solar power plant at Muttom and the solar panels erected over 13 metro stations. KMRL will also set up solar panels by the side of tracks and ramps. With the opening of a new plant, the will be able to save `1.2 crore in electricity cost every year.

Kochi Metro celebrates 2 cr happy journeys,

On 23 March, 2019 Kochi Metro is having a prestigious moment as the number of passengers reached to 2 crore. Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) organised a grand
A fashion show and musical programme to celebrate the achievement of 2 crore riders.

Mollywood actors Jayasurya and Nikhila Vimal attended the celebrations titled ‘Metro 2 Crore Fiesta’ on Saturday at Metro junction in Edappally.

The actors took a ride in metro from Edappally to CUSAT. “I travelled in many metro trains. But I think Kochi Metro is the best,” said actor Jayasurya.

KMRL MD APM Muhammad Haneesh stated that the number of passengers will go up once the metro extension work on the stretch of Ernakulam Maharaja’s college ground to Petta.

13th International Railway Equipment Exhibition (IREE) 2019

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