NEW DELHI, September 18: Solar panels are being installed atop all the Foot Over Bridges (FOBs) on Delhi Metro's recently launched Faridabad corridor, whose stations are already equipped with similar facilities.
According to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), the solar panels will produce a total of 225 KW (kilo watt) power, whose installation will be completed in next few months.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had acknowledged DMRC's efforts in generating renewable energy in his speech while inaugurating the 14-km long section earlier this month.
DMRC has so far installed solar power plants at all the stations of the section, an extension of the Violet Line (Line 6), and Ajronda Depot with a total generation capacity of 1.9 MWp.
"The power generated is being used for the lighting and other auxiliary requirements of the station and depot buildings," said an official.
DMRC has so far commissioned solar power facilities with generation capacity of approximately 2,800 KWp with plants at Dwarka Sector 21, Anand Vihar, Pragati Maidan, Metro Enclave, Yamuna bank station, Yamuna bank depot and ITO.