DMRC recorded one more achievement by representing Government of India at COP-21, Paris.
Delhi Metro in a presentation on COP-21 highlighted the efforts being taken by DMRC to address the issue of climate change.
Main points of the presentation were:
• Delhi Metro, which carries 2.7million passengers each day at present, is the world's first ever rail-based system to earn carbon credits
• Through various measures, DMRC has reduced emissions by 1, 03,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2012-13 and by 2013-14, emission reduction had touched 1,57,000 tonnes and DMRC is targeting a savings of 26.60 million tonnes by 2031.
• The main works undertaken for GHG mitigation are under the categories of energy-efficient buildings, use of solar energy and modal shift.
• DMRC has already commissioned 3MW solar plant (now 6 MW was in March 16) and awarded contracts for another 8 MW. By 2021, DMRC will have commissioned 50 MW of Solar Power.
• With all its new stations being built as 'green buildings', DMRC is recording 30-35% savings in energy and a 50% reduction in lighting power density.
• DMRC has a well laid out sustainability plan for the future and the next step is to capture the positive health impacts from DMRC's operations.
The continuous efforts of DMRC regarding protection of global environment and sustainable Transport were appreciated by the United Nations at a high level meeting held on the side-lines of COP-21 at Paris. DMRC also showcased a pamphlet “Leadership in Green and Clean Mass Rapid Transit Systems in India” highlighting its Policy framework, benefits and achievements. A film demonstrating DMRC environmental initiatives, practices and achievements was also showcased during COP-21.
DMRC leaders in green and clean mass rapid transit systems in India
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