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Indian Railways taps solar energy to power stations in Karnataka

The South Western Railway (SWR) has installed solar panels on the roof of its stations, terraces of its buildings and at level-crossing gates across Karnataka to harness renewable energy for its power needs, an official said on Friday.

“We have installed solar panels on top of stations, service buildings and level-crossing in the zone, which operates across Karnataka, Goa and parts of Andhra Pradesh to harness natural energy for meeting our power needs,” the official said in a statement here.

Hubli, where the zonal railway is headquartered, is about 400 km northwest of Bengaluru in the southern state.

“Solar panels are installed on the roof top of 128 major stations across the zone, including Hubli, Bengaluru, Mysuru, Hospet, Gadag and Ballari, on the terraces of 7 buildings at Hubli, Bengaluru and Mysuru,” said the official.

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Zeebiz
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