Delhi Metro's Badli, Mukundpur get high green building rating

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's newly opened Jahangirpuri-Samaypur Badli Section and the Receiving Sub Station at Mukundpur Depot have been awarded the highest possible rating (Platinum) for adherence to green building norms by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).

The IGBS has devised a rating mechanism for Metro stations and buildings on a scale of platinum, gold and silver for following the green building specifications.The Platinum ratings were also awarded to the DMRC residential complex Metro Enclave at Saket and the DMRC headquarters at Metro Bhawan received ‘Gold’ ratings for maintaining the green building norms.

The awards were given on Friday during the 2nd National Conference on ‘Green Metro Systems’ at Metro Bhawan, organised by DMRC and IGBC as a part of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). A web application for monitoring solar energy generation by the DMRC was also launched during the inaugural session of this daylong conference.

“IGBC’s Green Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) Rating is the world’s first exclusive rating system to address sustainability in new Mono Rail and Metro Rail systems. This rating system is a tool to enable new rail based MRTS to apply green concepts during design and construction, so as to further reduce environmental impacts that are measurable,” said DMRC.

“The overarching objective of IGBC Green MRTS Rating is to ensure environmental sustainability as well as enhance commuter experience.” The DMRC is developing all its stations of Phase 3 as green buildings, it added.

“Adhering to green building norms, 12 Metro stations of the Delhi Metro network in phase III project have already been awarded with platinum, the highest possible rating by the Indian Green Building Council, ” it added.

The DMRC’s Managing Director Mangu Singh said, “We are continuously striving to make Metro more and more energy efficient with focus on greater care for the environment.”

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