New Delhi: Indian Green Building Council has awarded New Delhi railway station with ‘silver’ rating after it was declared ‘green station’. This station is also the first railway station in the northern region to be classified as ‘green’ said an official.
The station scored 64 points out of 100 for its environment-friendly initiatives. Under this initiative several changes and installation have been made in the railway station, like solar panels, 100 per cent LED lights, solar geysers have been installed in the station.
For certification, six broad parameters have been taken into account, including energy efficiency, smart and green initiatives and innovation, sustainable management, sanitation facilities. “This is a recognition to all the initiatives we have taken to enhance passenger amenities, including energy and water conservations, solid waste management and housekeeping,” said a senior railway official.
The official also said that a number of new projects are in consideration for next year that would help in getting the gold rating.
“The certification is the outcome of massive efforts and tireless work for the past several months to improve and upgrade the most important railway terminal in India,” said R N Singh, divisional railway manager, Delhi division.