Rooftops of Allahabad Junction to harness photo voltaic vitality

ALLAHABAD: The sheds of all the , of (NCR), would do more than saving the passengers from . The rooftops of these platforms would harness 683 kilowatt of solar energy through the solar panels installed on the entire length of these roofs.
Apart from installing solar panels on the platforms of Allahabad Junction, rooftops of various buildings of not only Allahabad division but also of several stations of NCR would be installed with such solar panels after which NCR would save an amount of around Rs 30 lakhs annually.

Of these, the rooftop of GM office, Subedarganj, would produce 266 kilowatt (KW) of electricity, divisional railway manager (DRM) office would produce 150 kw, Allahabad Junction 166 KW, Loco shed Kanpur 349 KW, Kanpur junction 100 KW. In totality, 16.42 lakh unit of electricity would be produced. These already installed units have started saving electricity charges of NCR worth Rs 30 lakhs, informed chief public relation officer, NCR, G K Bansal.

Besides, solar panels, for generating 2.7 MW of electricity would be installed on rooftops of various buildings under NCR. Under this proposal, solar panels, for producing 683 KW of electricity would be installed at Allahabad junction alone.

The panels, already installed at roof tops of Allahabad Junction is producing 166KW of electricity which would be saving an amount of worth Rs 4.9 lakhs per annum. In the ongoing work, authorities are in the process of fixing the solar panels at all the platforms following which a total of 680KW of electricity would be produced.

“Presently, work is in the process on the rooftops of platform number 4, 6, 7 and 8 and will be started at the remaining platforms barring platform number One and the entire work would be completed within this month which include installing and energizing the setup”, said CPRO. The work for installing solar panels at Allahabad Junction is being carried out with full dedication because of which almost half of the area of the lengthy roof of these platforms have already been covered with high capacity solar panels, which would be capable of working in all weather conditions, he added.

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