South Central Railways zone becomes 1st in India to have energy-neutral stations

The Indian Railways South Central Railways (SCR) zone has become the 1st zonal railway in the country to have functional “energy neutral” railway stations on the network. The South Central Railways has converted a total of 13 railway stations into “energy neutral” stations, which is the highest amongst all the zones across the Indian Railways network.

The energy-neutral railway stations are capable of meeting 100 per cent energy requirements by tapping into solar power through solar photovoltaic panels which have been commissioned at the station buildings.

The 13 energy-neutral railway stations of the SCR zone are listed:

  • Ghatkesar station of the Secunderabad division has solar panels with an installed capacity of 10 kWp
  • Dharur station of the Secunderabad division has solar panels with an installed capacity of 5 kWp
  • Raghunathpalli station of the Secunderabad division has solar panels with an installed capacity of 5 kWp
  • Mellacheruvu station of the Secunderabad division has solar panels with an installed capacity of 5 kWp
  • Ontimitta station of the Guntakal division has solar panels with an installed capacity of 7.5 kWp
  • Kadiyam station of the Vijayawada division has solar panels with an installed capacity of 10 kWp
  • Dwarapudi station of the Vijayawada division has solar panels with an installed capacity of 10 kWp
  • Godavari station of the Vijayawada division has solar panels with an installed capacity of 10 kWp
  • Dharmabad station of the Hyderabad division has solar panels with an installed capacity of 11.6 kWp
  • Sivungaon station of the Hyderabad division has solar panels with an installed capacity of 2.2 kWp
  • Umri station of the Hyderabad division has solar panels with an installed capacity of 17.43 kWp
  • Karkheli station of the Hyderabad division has solar panels with an installed capacity of 2.2 kWp
  • Bolsa station of the Hyderabad division has solar panels with an installed capacity of 2.95 kWp

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Union Minister of Railways: Piyush Goyal.

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