National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) plans to meet 70% of the total energy requirement of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor through solar energy.
NCRTC plans to install solar panels on all elevated stations and depots. Moreover, after the commencement of operations, the project will help generate carbon credits due to fuel savings and reduction in air pollution.
The Regional Rapid Transport System (RRTS) is a high-speed, high-capacity rail-based transport system connecting different regions in the national capital region. The country’s first RRTS corridor from Duhai to Sahibabad is set to be inaugurated this month.
The RRTS system will be powered by electric traction, and serve as a green mode of transportation in the NCR region. Additionally, the first corridor itself is expected to reduce 2.5 lakh tonnes of vehicular emissions.
RRTS is not the only rail system that is opting for solar energy. Recently, Patna Metro Rail Corporation (PMRC) announced plans to solarize all metro stations. All elevated metro stations under Delhi Metro’s Phase IV project will get solar panels in the coming years. Moreover, solar energy meets approximately 51% of Kochi metro’s power requirements.
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Resource: The Economic Times
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