Not just providing a comfortable journey to commuters, Delhi Metro would now also save the environment! Delhi Metro would use solar energy for around 60% of its electricity needs. By 2021, Delhi Metro plans to run all its operations on solar energy.
If this happens, Delhi Metro would become the world’s first 100% ‘Green’ energy metro. Currently, Delhi Metro needs an average 180-200 MW electricity daily for running the 373-km network. Currently, DMRC buys this electricity from separate companies on commercial rates. DMRC also produces 21 MW solar energy n its own. From May this year, DMRC will start getting 99 MW solar energy from the 750 MW Solar Power Park in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, says a report by Hindustan.
There are 271 metro stations in Delhi-NCR. Around 26 lakh people take metro ride daily. With the shift to solar energy, Delhi Metro is expecting to save over Rs 41 crore. Read More