Dec 14, 2016: In an effort to save electricity, Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation (JMRC) in India will replace all sodium lights at one of its stations (Vivek Vihar station) with LED lighting.
This project will help JMRC to save Rs 800,000 (US $ 11,866.79) every month. Currently, this metro station consumes 56 kilowatt (kWh) of electricity. With all LED lights, the station will consume only 26 kWh electricity.
Jaipur Metro in India to install LED lights at station
JMRC have invited tenders for the projects. The estimated cost to install LED lights will be Rs 1.4 million. Currently, JMRC spends majorly on purchasing electricity.
The company has also decided to set up rooftop solar panels at eight elevated stations between Mansarovar and Chandpole. The power generated by 2,500-kwp from rooftop solar power plant will be used to meet the requirements at the stations. This will be the biggest solar plant, which will be installed on any of the government building.
Mumbai Metro and Delhi Metro will also shift to the eco-friendly and energy efficient LED lighting, providing a safe and clean ride to the passengers, at the same time will reduce the carbon release as far as possible.