Marching towards Green Power – Katra solar project to save Rs 1 crore



News:

  • Railways have set up 1 megawatt solar power plant at Katra station as part of Green Power initiative.
  • The solar project was commissioned in March this year and presently, out of 5,000 units produced daily by the plant, only 1,700 to 1,800 units are utilized by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Railway Station, whereas 3,200 to 3,300 units are exported to Power Development Department of Jammu and Kashmir government.

Benefits:

  • It saves  up to Rs 1 crore annually on energy bills
  • It significantly reduces carbon dioxide at rail premises.

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