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Vadodara airport to switch to solar power soon

Press Trust of India  |  Vadodara 

The will soon switch over to for its everyday operations to cut down its electricity cost, a senior official said.

"The is all set to start using clean and green energy for its day to day operations, as its ground-mounted grid-connected solar plant is ready for commissioning," told

The solar plant will meet 50 per cent requirement of the airport, he said.

The power will be sourced from a plant located in the airport complex, having a capacity to generate 675 kilowatt (kw) of power, which will help the airport save around Rs 60 lakh every year on its electricity cost, he added.

"The (AAI) hasinstalled thissolar plant for which the contract worth Rs 3.5 crore was awarded to a private company. It will generate 675 kwof electricity, and also cut the by around Rs 5 lakh per month," said Singh.

He said while the and airports are congested and the flights have to hover around these airports to get permissions for landing, "The capacity of the city airport remains underutilised."

Singh also said is set to launch flights to Jaipur, Indore, and New from here soon.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 15:15 IST