PUNE: Moving towards saving energy, the Pune railway junction is generating more than 2 lakh kilowatt (KW) of solar power and saving Rs 1.47 crore per annum. The Central Railway has replaced all conventional lights with LED lights. The zone is saving around 72.88 lakh units per annum and also saving Rs.7.78 crore per annum.
As an initiative towards energy saving, the Ministry of Railways, under the guidance of Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways, directed all Railways to replace conventional light fittings with LED (Light Emitting Diode) light fittings within a target date.
“In accordance with directives of Ministry of Railways, the Central Railways has replaced all conventional light fittings with LED light fittings in all service buildings. These service buildings around 2,650 include administrative offices, hospitals, workshops, maintenance depots and schools. The total number of conventional light fittings ie 82,048 were replaced with LED fittings. This will render the energy saving of 72.88 lakh units per annum with a monetary saving of Rs 7.78 crore per year,” said the officials.
The station buildings on Central Railway were already LED lit as per the target date of March 31.
DK Sharma, General Manager, Central Railway and SP Vavre, Principal Chief Electrical Engineer, Central Railway appreciated the work done and congratulated all the staff of Electrical Department of Central Railway.