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Vijaywada rly station gets Gold Rating

Press Trust of India  |  Amaravati 

railway station, one of the busiest railway junctions in the country, has received the Gold Rating by the

Council presented the gold rating shield to Divisional Railway on Monday.

The IGBC-CII, with the support of the Directorate of Indian Railways, developed the Green Railway Stations Rating System to facilitate adoption of green concepts, thereby reduce the adverse environmental impact due to station operation and maintenance and also enhance the overall commuter experience, a railway release said.

The rating system helps to address national priorities like water conservation, handling of waste, energy efficiency, reduced used of fossil fuel, lesser dependence on usage of virgin materials and health and well being of occupants, it said.

The DRM said that Railway Station was ranked fourth in the Indian Railways for cleanliness among A-1 category stations.

He exhorted the officers and staff to strive for achieving platinum rating next year.

The station boasts of 100 per cent LED lighting,five star rated fans, pumps and motors and

The IGBC asked the railways to improve green cover at the station from 22 to 50 per cent.

The DRM gave away awards to officers and staff who contributed to achieving the gold rating.

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

First Published: Mon, March 25 2019. 20:30 IST