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Indian Railways zone becomes 1st in India to have energy-neutral stations! Details & list of stations here

Indian Railways takes a huge leap towards environmental sustainability! The Indian Railways South Central Railways (SCR) zone has become the first zonal railway in the country to have functional “energy neutral” railway stations on the network!

The South Central Railways has converted a total of 13 railway stations into “energy neutral” stations, which is the highest amongst all the zones across the Indian Railways network. A South Central Railways spokesperson told Financial Express Online that energy-neutral railway stations are capable of meeting 100 per cent energy requirements by tapping into solar power through solar photovoltaic panels which have been commissioned at the station buildings.

The 13 energy neutral railway stations of the SCR zone are listed as follows:

  • Ghatkesar station of the Secunderabad division has solar panels with installed capacity of 10 kWp
  • Dharur station of the Secunderabad division has solar panels with installed capacity of 5 kWp
  • Raghunathpalli station of the Secunderabad division has solar panels with installed capacity of 5 kWp
  • Mellacheruvu station of the Secunderabad division has solar panels with installed capacity of 5 kWp
  • Ontimitta station of the Guntakal division has solar panels with installed capacity of 7.5 kWp
  • Kadiyam station of the Vijayawada division has solar panels with installed capacity of 10 kWp
  • Dwarapudi station of the Vijayawada division has solar panels with installed capacity of 10 kWp
  • Godavari station of the Vijayawada division has solar panels with installed capacity of 10 kWp
  • Dharmabad station of the Hyderabad division has solar panels with installed capacity of 11.6 kWp
  • Sivungaon station of the Hyderabad division has solar panels with installed capacity of 2.2 kWp
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Financial Express
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