Solar Power for Danapur Railway Division Will Soon Be a Reality

solar panels will be installed at Patna Junction, Rajendranagar terminal, Patliputra station, Patna Sahib station and Danapur station to lessen electricity consumption and provide more amenities to the passengers.

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In a significant development, several stations under Danapur division of east central railway (ECR) will soon be equipped with solar panels.

The minister of railways Piyush Goyal plans to introduce solar panels at different railway stations of the country.

The latest move comes under the plan through which the central government is promoting use of renewable energy systems across the country that includes airports, railway stations and other public places in the country.

In this regard, solar panels will be installed at Patna Junction, Rajendranagar terminal, Patliputra station, Patna Sahib station and Danapur station to lessen electricity consumption and provide more amenities to the passengers.

Solar panels will be installed on the overhead sheds of the stations for which process of measuring the sheds have been completed, said a railway official adding: “At a single platform solar power system of 500kw will be installed.”

“Solar panels will be installed at platforms as well as the main building of Patna Junction. Apart from the five stations, other stations too are being shortlisted for the purpose,” Rajesh Kumar, the chief public relations officer, ECR, said.

It is expected that once solar panels are installed at Patna Junction, railways would save Rs 8 lakh per month in terms of power bills. According to a survey, sun rays are available for at least seven hours during daytime at the platforms of Patna railway station and thus in turn help to generate electricity from solar panels.

Source: Telegraph India

 

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