Hyderabad

Metro stations get Green Platinum Award

HMR MD N.V.S. Reddy and L&TMRH MD K.V.B. Reddy receiving the award from Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri at HICC on Thursday.

HMR MD N.V.S. Reddy and L&TMRH MD K.V.B. Reddy receiving the award from Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri at HICC on Thursday.  

Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri presented the prestigious Indian Green Building Council’s (IGBC) Green MRTS Platinum Award to Hyderabad Metro stations Rasoolpura, Paradise and Prakash Nagar during Green Building Congress at HICC on Thursday.

HMR MD N.V.S. Reddy and L&TMRH MD K.V.B. Reddy jointly received the award from the Union Minister.

The IGBC annually rates green buildings in different categories across India and gives silver, gold and platinum ratings to buildings that follow stringent environment norms and ensure reduced energy consumption.

“We feel honoured to receive such an important award in recognition of HMR’s green building initiatives. All the Hyderabad Metro stations have been constructed as open stations with natural lighting and ventilation that reduces energy consumption to minimum levels,” said Mr. N.V.S. Reddy.

It was also pointed out that solar panels were being installed at all the metro stations for green energy. LED lighting fixtures are provided at all the metro stations and trains to reduce energy consumption by up to 40%.

Regenerative breaking in metro trains saves up to 35% energy which is fed back into the power system, a press release said.

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