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Kacheguda becomes India's 'first' energy-efficient railway stn

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Kacheguda here has earned the distinction of being the first energy-efficient 'A1 Category' railway station in the country, the South (SCR) said.

Kacheguda railway station in division of the SCR, has achieved 100 per cent energy efficiency by replacing 1,312 conventional lights with light-emitting diode (LED) lighting, 370 ceiling fans with Brushless DC Electrical (BLDC) motors energy-efficient fans and 12 air conditioners with energy efficient inverter type ACs, the SCR statement said.

"With these initiatives, it will save about 1.76 lakh units and Rs 14.08 lakh per annum with reduction of the connected load by 46.18 kW for Railways," it said.

SCR general manager, Yadav, complimented divisional railway manager of division, Arun Kumar Jain, on the achievement.

The statement added that Kacheguda is a "historic and the most beautiful" railway station building on SCR and one of the landmarks of city.

"This imposing structure was built in 1916 by the Nizam's Guaranteed State Railway during the reign of Mir Osman Ali Khan, the seventh Nizam," it said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, December 08 2017. 15:00 IST