Delhi airport to achieve 'Net Zero Carbon Emission'

Delhi's IGI Airport to become 'Net Zero Carbon Emission Airport' by 2030

DIAL has implemented various programmes at the airport such as the use of renewable energy

The national capital's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) is set to become 'Net Zero Carbon Emission Airport' by 2030.

"At Delhi Airport, we are on a strong environment progress journey and we are confident to become 'net zero carbon emission' airport by 2030, following the 'Airport Carbon Accreditation' guidelines," said Videh Kumar Jaipuriar, CEO, DIAL.

"Towards this direction, we have initiated various environmentally sustainable programmes, such as the introduction of 'TaxiBot', adoption of electric vehicles etc."

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In technical terms, "carbon neutral" refers to a policy of not increasing carbon emissions and of achieving carbon reduction through offsets.

According to Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) - a GMR-led consortium, which operates the airport, Ait is committed to running its business in an environment-friendly and sustainable manner by minimising the adverse impact of its activities on the environment with necessary pollution control systems and safeguards.

DIAL has implemented various programmes at the airport such as the use of renewable energy, the development of green airport infrastructures and multiple passenger connectivity networks, energy conservation and efficiency improvements and stakeholder partnership programs.

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Its energy-efficient and environment-friendly infrastructure include an electric vehicle charging facility, state-of-the-art Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) and Water Treatment Plant (WTP), energy-efficient lighting systems, advanced fuel hydrant systems etc.

In addition to this, DIAL has also taken several technologically advanced measures such as the adoption of electric vehicles and Taxibots.

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