SC Rly headquarters fully lit with LED lights

M Somasekhar Hyderabad | Updated on January 09, 2018

LED lighting in the corridors of the headquarters of the South Central Railway

In brightening up office spaces, the Rail Nilayam, zonal headquarters of the South Central Railway in Secunderabad has achieved the distinction of becoming the first in the Indian Railways to be fully lit with LED systems

“It marks another milestone in the SCR efforts towards energy conservation and use of newer technologies,” said Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager.

The exercise involved replacing 3,048 conventional light fittings with energy-efficient LED lights.

The connected load earlier, of conventional light fittings of Rail Nilayam, was 112.25 KW which has been reduced to 65.8 KW after provision of the new LED lighting, bringing down the connected load by 46.45 KW.

This initiative is anticipated to ensure savings of around 1.33 lakh unit a year, thereby reducing the expenditure by ₹10.64 lakh a year, according to a press release.

In March, the Nampally station was equipped with a rooftop solar power plant, which is meeting the electricity requirements. The historic Hyderabad Deccan Railway Station was built in 1907 by Osman Ali Khan, the last Nizam of Hyderabad. It is among the first stations in the country to tap solar power.

Persistent Tech’s gesture

IT major Persistent Technologies pitched in to donate solar power plant of 222.5 kWp installed capacity. The plant will generate minimum of 3.15 lakh units of electricity a year. On a bright sunny day, it will generate 1,000 units of electricity.

The ₹1.3-crore project has been implemented by Sunshot Technologies. It is expected to save up to ₹25.6 lakh a year without any upfront investment. It will also make the station greener by reducing 260 tonnes of carbon emissions annually.

Published on December 25, 2017

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