Vijaywada Railway Station is considered as one of the busiest Railway Junctions in India. It has received “Gold Rating” by Indian Green Building Council for maintaining green measures.
On Monday, Council Chairman Meka Vijaya Sai has presented the ‘gold rating’ shield to Divisional Railway Manager R Dhananjayulu.
The IGBC-CII with the immense assistance of Environment Directorate of Indian Railway had introduced the Green Railway Stations Rating System, aimed to facilitate the adoption of green concepts. Therefore, they reduced the adverse environmental impact due to station maintenance and operation, further enhanced the overall commuter experience, informed a Railway release.
The gold rating system also helps to address the national priorities like waste management, water conservation, minimize fossil fuel usage, energy efficiency, low dependence on the use of virgin materials, and health as well as the well-being of occupants, it informed.
The DRM reports that Vijaywada Railway Station has secured the fourth position in the Indian Railways for cleanliness in A-1 category status.
The Vijaywada Railway Station boast of 100 percent LED lightning, pumps, five stars rated fans, solar water heating systems, and motors.
The IGBC Chairman has also asked the Railways to develop its green cover at the station from 22 percent to 50 percent.