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The Confederation of Indian Industry - Indian Green Building Council (CII-IGBC) today felicitated Shri Kumar Keshav, Managing Director, Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC), for leading the green building movement in Lucknow by promoting a cleaner and greener environment while executing a green mode of public transport in the city.

In its annual session organised in the city, CII’sUP State Council &Chairman – IGBC Lucknow Chapter, Shri Sameer Gupta,in the presence of Shri Mahesh Kumar Gupta, IAS, Principal Secretary, Infrastructure & Industrial Development, Government of Uttar Pradesh, presented a plaque to Shri Keshav for taking forward the mission of “Cleaner and Greener Uttar Pradesh” in the area of mass rapid public transportation. Lucknow Metro has been implementing sustainable and environment friendly technologies right from the design stage of the project. It has given due importance on the need of energy conservation, water management and green initiatives and is giving priority on the use of renewable sources of energy for its project.

All the eight under construction Metro stations from Transport Nagar to Charbagh are in the process of getting Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) certification. Attempt is made to achieve platinum certification in this regard. Lucknow Metro is taking several energy conservation measures such as use of regenerativebraking in the trains which will result in saving of 30 to 35 per cent traction energy thereby resulting in reduction in emission of Green House Gases (GHG), use of 1% criteria for underground stations in the AC system for the stations, using Variable Voltage Variable Frequency (VVVF) drive for all lifts and escalators, provision of LED lights at stations, use of energy efficient equipment for Environment Control System (ECS) and Tunnel Ventilation System (TVS) system for the underground section etc.

Currently 1.5 MW – 2 MW of electricity has been planned by Lucknow Metro to be used from the roof mounted solar photo voltaic cells of train stabling and inspection line sheds under RESCO model. LMRC has always implemented green construction practices at its project site like tyre/wheel washing of vehicles leaving its site,tree transplantation, recycling of curing water, regular cleaning & maintaining aesthetically pleasing barricades at construction site and others. Because of all these novel measures, Lucknow Metro will be able to recover the entire cost of the project in 5years.




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