Solar plants commissioned at Titwala, Kasara & Igatpuri Railway Stations
To contribute in Indian Railways' bid to make itself carbon-free by 2030, the Central Railway Mumbai Division has taken a number of initiatives for using renewable energy to safeguard the environment and also to save several lakhs of rupees. Titwala, Kasara & Igatpuri Railway Stations & its adjoining railway premises will now run on clean & green energy. This will be a feather in the cap to the already existing green energy efforts at various locations on Mumbai Division.
Titwala, Kasara & Igatpuri Railway Stations are harnessing solar power for its operations. Apart from station lighting, Central Railway also installed solar panels, solar trees & solar water coolers etc.
Recently, roof top grid connected 5 Kwp solar panel commissioned at Sub Divisional Hospital at Igatpuri also. Annual energy generation of this solar plant is 6000 kwh and the annual savings will be approximate Rs. 45,000/-.
Roof top grid connected solar plant of 40 Kwp capacity each at Igatpuri & Kasara station platforms were also commissioned recently. Annual energy generation of this roof top grid connected solar plant is 48000 kwh each and the annual savings will be approximate Rs. 7.2 lakhs.
In addition to this, Roof top grid connected 5 Kwp solar panel was also commissioned recently at Titwala. Annual energy generation of this roof top grid connected solar plant is 6000 kwh and the annual savings will be approximate Rs. 45,000/-.
Railways is committed to contribute towards the improvement of the environment. In this direction, Mumbai Division has installed solar panels at CSMT station building, Kalyan Railway School, Kalyan Railway Hospital, Kurla & Sanpada Car sheds Lonavala, Khandala, Dockyard Road, Asangaon, Roha, Apta, Pen and Chembur railway stations are also fitted with solar panels for power generation of more than 125 Kwp.
These measures by Mumbai Division of Central Railway are part of Indian Railways’ long-term sustainability goals. Further, the utilization of renewable power for non-traction, which has gained popularity among Indian Railways will not only bring savings in energy expenses, but will also enable Railways to create a green, safe and livable world.
Date: March 10, 2022
PR no. 2022/03/15
This press release is issued by the Public Relations Department, Central Railway, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai.