Hyderabad: Union Minister for State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri presented prestigious Indian Green Building Council’s (IGBC) Green MRTS ‘Platinum’ award for Hyderabad Metro Stations – Rasoolpura, Paradise and Prakash Nagar at a grand function here at HICC today.
HMRL Managing Director NVS Reddy and L&TMRHL MD K. V. B. Reddy have jointly received the award from the union minister.
IGBC which promotes eco-friendly green building construction in India to reduce carbon emissions and encourages environmental friendly practices is holding the Green building congress 2018 in HICC, Hyderabad from October 31-November 3.
IGBC rates annually green buildings in different categories all over the country and gives silver, gold and platinum ratings to buildings which follow stringent environment norms and reduction of energy consumption. IGBC has given Hyderabad Metro Rail stations under Green MRTS Platinum award, 2018, which is the highest category award.
Speaking on the occasion, NVS Reddy said, “We feel honoured and grateful to receive such an important award in recognition of HMR’s green building initiatives”.
All the Hyderabad Metro stations have been constructed as open stations with natural lighting and ventilation which reduces energy consumption to minimum levels. Solar panels are being installed at all the metro stations for green energy.
LED lighting fixtures are provided in all Metro stations and trains to reduce energy consumption up to 40%.Regenerative breaking in Metro trains saves up to 35% energy which is fed back into the power system, he added.