Hyderabad, India: Platinum award for metro rail stations

K P Sreehari, head, Quality & EHS, L&TMRHL and Shubhra Khullar, manager, project control, receiving the platinum certification by the Indian Green Building Council. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

The L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited announced on Wednesday that 17 elevated stations of the Hyderabad Metro Rail Project were awarded the Platinum Certification by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).

The IGBC has launched the Green Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) rating to encourage green concepts in the design, construction and operation of all new rail-based projects.

National priorities

The rating system helps in addressing national priorities like conserving natural resources, demand side energy and water efficiency, adoption of renewable energy, management of waste and commuter health and comfort.

The following stations in the two construction stages – Nagole to Mettuguda on corridor three (Nagole to Hi-Tec city/Raidurg) and Miyapur to S.R. Nagar on corridor one (Miyapur to L.B. Nagar) – have been chosen for the Platinum Certification with all the 17 stations between these two stretches obtaining 75 points each. “It’s a proud moment for L&TMRH as the rating reinstates we have followed the best international practices in constructing the Hyderabad Metro Rail Project,” said MD & CEO Shivanand Nimbargi.

The award was accepted on the behalf of L&TMRH by K.P. Sreehari, head (quality) and Shubhra Khullar, manager, project control from C.N. Raghavendran, Chairman of IGBC- Chennai Chapter in presence of K. Tewari, Adviser, Railway Board, and V. Suresh, Chairman, Policy & Advocacy Committee, IGBC.

(Source: The Hindu)