Green signal: Howrah station to go solar in August

Green signal: Howrah station to go solar in August

Howrah station, Kolkata’s iconic red-bricked edifice, is set to go green. Come August, the largest and second-oldest railway station in the country will switch over to solar power to meet its daytime energy needs.

With 23 platforms, and 293 trains starting, ending or passing through the station each day, Howrah Junction has the highest train-handling capacity of any railway station in India, and is ranked as the busiest station in terms of passenger volume per day. Electrified in 1954, the station complex requires about 10,000 units on a daily basis, of which 60%  that translates to 6,000 units  is required during daytime. Read More…

 

Credit By : The Times Of India

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