New Delhi: For adherence to green building norms, nine metro stations between Badarpur to Escorts Mujesar of Faridabad section of Delhi Metro’s Phase 3, have been awarded with platinum, the highest possible rating by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), which has devised a rating mechanism for metro stations and buildings on a scale of platinum, gold, silver for following the green building specifications.
The awards for these stations were given on Thursday to DMRC’s Managing Director, Dr Mangu Singh by Dr P C Jain, Chairperson, IGBC in the presence of DMRC directors and senior officials.
“These stations are equipped with water fixtures installed at the stations are 30 percent efficient than the baseline of IGBC’s rating system. Rainfall is being recharged to ground through rain water harvesting, lifts and escalators are designed to consume lesser energy than the conventional lifts and escalators installed elsewhere,” said the metro spokesperson.
He added that stations also have energy efficient air-conditioning and lighting arrangements, and are equipped with solar energy. “All stations are planned to be registered with the prestigious Gold Standard Foundation,” said the spokesperson.