Chakradharpur railway station in Jharkhand will become the first green station of the state by July this year.
At present, the railway station gets power supply from Jharkhand Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (JUVNL) and also has a stand-by diesel generator.
The railway station will install solar panels and energy-saving LEDs worth Rs 45 lakh. This will further help in reduction of energy bill by about half.
The job for the same has been assigned to a private agency. The senior railway official said around Rs 30 lakh will be spent to install solar panels while the rest of the sum to put up LED lights.
The solar panels will light up offices, waiting hall, waiting rooms, retiring rooms and toilets and the platforms.
“With the installation of solar panels, station lighting and fans would work on solar power. The state electric supply will be a standby source, which can be used in case of any failure in the solar system,” said
a spokesperson of South Eastern Railway.
Also, the authorities plan to select a new railway station every year to implement the solar project.