Matheran Toy Train Stations in Maharashtra Turns Green

Besides reducing the carbon footprints, the power supply from the renewable sources will significantly bring down the hill railway station’s electricity bill and resulting in savings of Rs 2.07 lakh per year.

Matheran Toy Train Stations

In a move to boost the use of renewable energy, four stations of Matheran Hill Railway in Maharashtra’s Raigad district have installed solar power and wind energy plants.

Commenting on the development, Central Railway, Chief Public Relations Officer, Sunil Udasi said that on the installation of Green Energy System, the generation capacity of each system at four stations – Jummapatti, Waterpipe, and Aman Lodge is 75-80 kWh, while at Matheran, it is 680-690 kWh per month.

Now, all these four stations are provided with a solar power plant of 500-1000 Wp capacity and windmill capacity of 6.1 KWp at Matheran including energy efficient LED lights and fans.

Besides reducing the carbon footprints, the power supply from the renewable sources will significantly bring down the hill railway station’s electricity bill and resulting in savings of Rs 2.07 lakh per year.

The Matheran Railway is a small line of 2 ft. gauge constructed in the year 1907 and being rewarded World Heritage in by UNESCO.

It is a mode of transport to reach the plateau top in the near vicinity of the city of Mumbai. This railway is known as Matheran toy train. Later the special Toy Train has honoured by the name “PhulRani”.

A narrow gauge toy train from Neral (87 km. from Mumbai) meanders up the mountain, treating the tourists to a breathtaking view.

This hill railway was built by Sir Adamjee Peerbhoy, is 20 km. (12.6 miles) long and has a gauge of two feet with a ruling gradient of 1 in 20.

Source: ANI

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Manu Tayal

Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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