Kochi Metro Adopts Circular Economy to Reduce Building Const
In a bid to promote sustainable development, Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) has decided to adopt circular economy principles. With this new approach, KMRL aims at reducing the cost of building construction.
KMRL will begin the initiative by using recycled items as building materials. This will reduce dependence on virgin materials for less important areas. Apart from this, KMRL is also considering minimizing environmental impacts from transportation.
Among the major new initiatives under consideration include use of materials with low emissions, maximize usage of structural steel in stations, reduce the quantity of cement concrete and use of local building materials. Also, reuse of removed materials from old building foundations/walls and road formations are being ensured under the new policy. Apart from all these measures, KMRL would ensure reduction in plastic/polimer usage by encouraging reusable or recyclable items.