Dec 21, 2017: With the aim to cut power consumption, the Indian Railways announced that it illuminate all railway stations 100 per cent by LED lighting by March 31, 2018. Under the initiative, all railway staff colonies, stations and platforms will be lit using power saving LED lights.
It is a huge initiative to provide energy efficient lighting which will eventually help in the conservation of environment as well,” a statement issued by the Railways said.
Indian Railways has already installed over 20 lakh LED lights in over 3,500 railway stations till November 2017. LED lighting will not only reduce over 10% of the energy consumed for its non-traction uses, but will also save over 240 million units of electricity, in turn helping the Indian Railways save a whopping budget of Rs 1800 million per year.