Solar power to make Noida metro to be greenest
The 29.7km Noida Metro corridor will be India’s greenest when it becomes operational a little over a year from now with a capacity to generate enough solar power to run not only all 21 stations but also its offices and train depot.
Noida Metro has set a target of generating 12MW of solar power daily, its managing director Santosh Yadav said on Tuesday. For that yield, it is installing solar panels on the rooftops of all stations, footbridges, its main office building, the depot and parking lot boundary walls. “We will also apply for a diamond rating for our buildings by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC),” Yadav said. “Metro’s total power consumption can be reduced further with better engineering practices, sleek design, recycle and reuse.” Yadav said solar power will run lights, fans, elevators, escalators and air-conditioning systems at its stations and offices. The conventional power connection will be used as a supplementary source if required or as backup if there is a glitch, officials said.