Indian rail stations recognized for green concepts
Thirteen elevated stations in phase-1 of Chennai Metro Rail in India have received a certification of platinum and global leadership recognition from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) for adopting green concepts in the design, construction and operation of metro rail.
Little Mount, Guindy, Nanganallur Road, Meenambakkam and Airport stations of corridor 1 and Koyambedu, CMBT, Arumbakkam, Vadapalani, Ashok Nagar, Ekkattuthangal, Alandur and St Thomas Mount stations of corridor 2 received 72 of 90 points, according to the Times of India.
To achieve Green MRTS rating, a project must satisfy certain mandatory requirements and achieve maximum number of credit points.
IGBC, part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), launched IGBC Green Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) to address green features of site selection and planning, water efficiency, energy efficiency, material conservation, indoor environment and comfort and innovation in design and construction.
IGBC was formed in 2001 with a vision to enable a sustainable built environment in India by 2025. In light of the growth of green building movement, the IGBC green building rating system launched categories for new and existing buildings, interiors, health care, schools, factory buildings, green cities, SEZs, landscapes and mass rapid transit systems.
CMRL launched an 11km elevated line from Koyambedu to Alandur in June 2015, followed by a 9km stretch from Little Mount to Chennai Airport in September 2016.
Metro rail plans to launch the city's first underground line from Thirumangalam to Nehru Park in the first quarter of 2017.
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