GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL) has launched two sustainable initiatives, an EV (Electric Vehicle) charging station at the main car park and a bio-diesel filling station at the public transportation centre (PTC). 

The fast-charging station is accessible to all EV users who wish to avail the service. With 30 KW, it can charge a four-wheeler from empty to full in about an hour.  The charging station is app based and compatible for use through Android and IOS App mobile devices.  

A `first’ in Indian airports, GHIAL has also introduced a bio-diesel filling station at the airport. Bio-diesel is the only alternative diesel that can run any conventional, unmodified diesel engine. Bio-diesel is 11 per cent oxygen by weight and contains no sulphur. 

Achieving carbon-neutrality

“We have adopted multiple initiatives in collaboration with all our stakeholders to achieve not only carbon-neutrality, but also optimise the use of natural resources around the airport ecosystem,’‘ Pradeep Panicker, CEO-GHIAL said in a release. 

“We aim to be a zero-carbon emission airport and will continue to adopt various eco-friendly measures. Sustainable fuel plays a significant role in reducing emissions and the availability to deliver such fuel solutions will accelerate our efforts in conserving the environment in and around the airport,’‘ he added.