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KOLKATA
NEW EFFICIENT LED LIGHTING ARRANGEMENTS IN BLUE LINE METRO STATIONS

AMAR METRO

KOLKATA

PRESS RELEASE

NEW EFFICIENT LED  LIGHTING ARRANGEMENTS IN BLUE LINE METRO STATIONS

Kolkata, Date-16.06.2024

Blue Line Metro stations have been witnessing a silent change in recent times!

Metro authorities have taken an ambitious plan to change the lighting arrangements of Blue Line stations, country's oldest Metro stations, in order to give commuters airport-like feelings.

In order to save more energy by installing LED lighting in its facilities,  Kolkata Metro fully shifted to LED lights in the year 2018 which has so far helped to save energy to a great extent.

Kolkata Metro is now gearing up to move further ahead to achieve new milestones by changing the old LED lights with new LED lights which are 40% to 60% more energy-efficient.

These new lights are being installed across platforms, mezzanines and subway passages of different stations of Blue Line. The old LED lights had an illumination capacity of 100 lumen/watt approx., whereas the new lights are having 140-160 lumen/watt illumination capacity. It has been observed that the new lighting arrangements have increased the illumination by 2 to 5 times than the older LED lights in the stations. The new lights installed in the Metro premises are having superior Lux level compared to the Airport standard. In Airports 150 Lux is required as per standard of illumination whereas aided by the new arrangements Metro has been providing 250-500 Lux illumination at platform and mezzanine levels. Lux is a measurement of illuminance i.e., the total amount of light that falls o­n unit surface.

In addition to it, warm white lights with a yellowish tint are also being installed for the first time in Kolkata Metro at the Mezzanine and subway passages.   It is very much soothing and going to ensure a higher comfort level and better visibility for the commuters. At platforms, LEDs capable of providing lights equivalent to cool daylights are being installed for the convenience of the commuters. This advancement in the lighting system will further improve safety and security of commuters and create a positive vibes as these lights leave a very positive impact o­n our brain. This change will also be helpful for the Motormen to check boarding and deboarding of passengers from rakes o­n real-time basis. With enhanced illumination, CCTV monitoring system will also be boosted.

This improved facility is a step forward for enhancing passenger amenities in the Metro premises resulting in substantial savings both in terms of electrical energy, cost. This cost reduction would lead to monetary savings of government exchequer.

This work has already been completed at Chandani Chowk, Central, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Girish Park, Shovabazar-Sutanuti, Shyambazar, Rabindra Sarobar, Jatin Das Park, Netaji Bhawan, Rabindra Sadan, Esplanade, Netaji, Masterda Surya Sen, Gitanjali, Kavi Nazrul and Sahid Khudiram stations.

If everything goes according to the plan, other Blue Line Metro stations will have new Lux level by coming July.

So, be part of a new experience and enjoy!

Kausik Mitra

Chief Public Relations Officer









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