In a just one year from now, the 29.7 km Noida Metro corridor will become greenest in India. It would be operational with a capacity to generate enough solar power to run not only all 21 stations in the route but also its offices and train depot.
These practices are already being followed in the Phase-3 of the Delhi Metro and some of its existing stations. However, Noida Metro will stand out as India’s most environment-friendly Metro project because the entire corridor will homogeneously use solar power, right from its head office to parking lots and footbridges.
- Noida Metro has set a target of generating 12MW of solar power daily. Noida Metro Railway Corporation’s headquarters in Sector 29 will be the first building in the NCR city to fully generate its own solar power of about 30 kW electricity for the building.
- 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. They will also apply for a diamond rating for our buildings by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).
- The solar power will run lights, fans, elevators, escalators and air-conditioning systems at its stations and offices.
- Each of the stations will be powered by its own green energy. Rooftops of stations will have solar panels and the buildings will fitted with LED bulbs.
- The two sub-stations that will supply power for trains running on the corridor will also support solar panels.
- The project’s environmental initiatives have been taken up under the terms of reference issued by the State-level Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA), which it approached after a direction from the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to obtain environmental clearance.