5 Ways The Railways Went Green, Efficient And Sustainable In 2017


5 Ways The Railways Went Green, Efficient And Sustainable In 2017

The Indian Railways, the good old nostalgia-inducing workhorse of our country, has been taking a few financial hits, over the past year. However, it has always endeavoured to innovate by trying to come up with new ways to cut travel time, reduce costs, and provide a satisfactory passenger experience—each of them a mammoth task since millions of people use trains every day.

1) Switching to LED’s: Palakkad Railway Division saved a whopping Rs 62.3 lakhs in electricity bill payment, in 2016-2017. They switched to LED bulbs and boards, energy efficient fans and AC units. Out of 95 stations in the division, 75 now use LED lights.

Out with the old, in with the new seems to be the mantra, as 400-watt metal halide lights made way for 160 watts LED floodlights. The neon station boards were replaced with LED-based boards at Palakkad Junction, Shoranur Junction, Kozhikode and Thalassery. Read More…

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