Delhi Metro declared as world’s first green metro

Jul 31, 2017 16:33 IST

The Delhi Metro Railway Corporation (DMRC) was on 28 July 2017 declared as the world’s first green metro after it added a green certification for all its major buildings and installations.

Apart from depots and sub stations, DMRC was also awarded the platinum rating for its 10 residential colonies for adherence to green building norms by the IGBC.

The declaration was made during National Conference on Green Metro Systems by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).

The conference was attended by delegates from all other Metro systems in the country.

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Other Achievements of DMRC
• In 2008, DMRC became the first railway project in the world to be registered by the United Nations under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).
• In 2015, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) registered DMRC as the world’s first transport sector project under the Program of Activities (PoA).

Other initiatives of DMRC
• In order to save energy, DMRC announced to generate 20 megawatt (MW) of solar power, after adding new solar power facilities that produce 2.6 MW across the Metro network.
• It also launched 'Swachh Chetna - An Eco Club', a joint initiative of the DMRC and Shri Ram School, Gurugram to encourage school children to participate in the more environment-friendly projects.

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