GENERAL MANAGER DEDICATES A 1.24 MWp SOLAR POWER PLANT TO THE SERVICE OF THE NATION
Kolkata, Date: 27.08.2021
Shri Manoj Joshi, General Manager, Metro Railway today i.e. on 27.08.2021 has dedicated a 1.24 MWp rooftop solar power plant to the service of the Nation. This power plant has been installed on the roofs of the two major buildings of Central Park Depot of East-West Metro and is scattered over 19173 sq. metre rooftop area. As a result, Metro Railway will be able to save Rs. 45 lakhs (approx) per annum.
This project which has been executed through Public Private Partnership Mode is equipped with all standard protections and safety checks. Metro Railway has provided the rooftop areas whereas the solar power developer has done complete designing, procurement, installation, testing and commissioning work. Solar power developer will also operate and maintain this plant for 25 years.
This plant has been constructed as a part of 100 MW-peak rooftop solar generation projects for Indian Railways which aims to become ‘Net Zero Carbon Emitter’ by 2030.
Shri Joshi also dedicated Rake No: MR 609 to the service of the Nation today.
Shri Manoj Joshi, General Manager, Metro Railway, Shri Manas Sarkar, MD, KMRCL and other senior officers of Metro Railway also planted saplings inside the Central Park Depot.