NCRTC’s Solar Initiatives Push Sustainable Transit in Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor

Currently, 2.21 MWp of solar power is being generated saving 2300 tons of CO2 emissions annually

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DELHI (Metro Rail News): The National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) is revolutionizing sustainable transit with its robust integration of solar power across the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor. With an impressive current generation of 2.21 Megawatts peak (MWp), NCRTC’s initiative significantly reduces carbon emissions, saving over 2,300 tons of CO2 annually.

Strategically positioned solar power plants at Guldhar and Sahibabad RRTS stations each boast a capacity of 729 kWp. The Duhai Depot and its station add 585 kWp and 108 kWp, respectively, to the network’s capacity. Smaller installations include the Murad Nagar Receiving Sub Station (RSS) and the Ghaziabad RSS, with capacities of 43 kWp and 20 kWp, respectively. Further installations are underway, expanding the reach and impact of this green initiative.

This transition to renewable energy is a core element of NCRTC’s mission to enhance sustainability and operational efficiency across its network. The goal is to achieve a solar power capacity of 11 MW, which would cut CO2 emissions by approximately 11,500 tons annually, aligning with the ambitious targets of the National Solar Mission.

NCRTC’s commitment to sustainability is showcased by the solar-equipped Guldhar and Sahibabad stations, each fitted with 1620 high-efficiency panels. These facilities are expected to generate around 10 lakh units of electricity annually per station. Notably, the Guldhar station will use about 5 lakh units annually, while Sahibabad will consume approximately 7.3 lakh units for auxiliary loads, positioning both stations as “Carbon Negative.”

By promoting greater use of public transport through sustainable initiatives, NCRTC aims to reduce environmental impact and enhance public health and urban livability. The operational segment of the corridor already includes eight stations between Sahibabad and Modi Nagar North, with further construction progressing swiftly towards the project’s completion in June 2025.

Through these efforts, NCRTC sets a precedent for eco-friendly public transport solutions and significantly contributes to the region’s sustainable development.

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