Priority Corridor of Kanpur Metro certified as Green system | Kanpur News

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Kanpur: The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) – one of the apex bodies in India to rate (Silver, Gold & Platinum) and certify a system as a ‘Green’ system’ – has certified Kanpur Metro’s Priority Section as a ‘Green Metro Rail System’.
IGBC has awarded Platinum rating certificates to all the nine Metro Stations of the Priority Section constructed between IIT and Motijheel. Platinum rating certificates have been handed over to Kumar Keshav, managing director, Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (UPMRC), during an event at UPMRC office in Gomti Nagar, Lucknow on Thursday.
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and IGBC had conducted a joint survey in the month of December, after which the top most rating of Platinum has been given to the nine stations of Kanpur Metro’s Priority Section.
Expressing happiness, Kumar Keshav, said, “We make provisions at the designing stage itself that the Metro premises should be fully environment friendly and ready for energy conservation. From rain water harvesting to energy conservation; UPMRC is dedicated to ensure all the necessary arrangements for environment management. Heading towards the objective of providing a clean and green Metro System to the people, UPMRC has achieved another milestone and for which I congratulate my whole team. Kanpur Metro’s Priority Section has already received the ISO 14001 for environment management and ISO 45001 for safety management.”
UPMRC has planted more than 10,000 plants and saplings at various locations along the Priority Section of Kanpur Metro and translocated more than 100 trees. It has made arrangements to collect rain water falling on the station roofs and viaduct. Additionally, 100% use of LED lighting (in the depot, stations and other metro premises), maximum use of day lighting, effective waste management and other green initiatives have been taken to save energy.

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