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METRO RAILWAY OBSERVES ENERGY CONSERVATION WEEK

METRO  RAILWAY OBSERVES ENERGY CONSERVATION WEEK


A seminar o­n Energy Conservation was held at Metro Rail Bhavan o­n 16.12.2020 as part of the observation of Energy Conservation Week. All the speakers, in the seminar, emphasized o­n saving energy and using more and more renewable sources of energy as per guidelines given by Railway Board.  Senior Officers of Metro Railway were present in this seminar.

Metro Railway has taken many steps recently to save energy. 81 large capacity energy efficient ventilation fan motors have been installed in 15.67 km long Metro tunnel for ventilation. Eleven ventilation fan motors have already been provided with Variable Voltage Variable Frequency (VVVF) drives.  As a result, Metro Railway has been able to save 1.46 million units energy worth Rs. 1.02 crores per year.

In 15 underground Metro stations, 60 large capacity energy efficient centralized AC plants have also been provided for the comfort of passengers. 







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