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Transport station to be incorporated with underground Metro; solar panels will be introduced on the top of the two structures.

Chennai Metro Rail will tap solar energy for every underground station and select hoisted stations in the coming months. At first, they gauge to create around 1.25 MW from this project and it will mostly help in supplementing the power necessities of the station. Nonetheless, officials did not reveal the evaluated cost of the project.

For a begin, the Saidapet transport station will be incorporated with the underground Metro Rail station and solar panels will be introduced on the top of the two structures.

As per a Chennai Metro Rail Limited authority, the work to incorporate the transport and rail stations and establishment of solar panels will start in 10-15 days. “We will incorporate it such that workers leaving the Saidapet station can without much of a stretch get to the transport station. Since it is an utilitarian transport stop, it might take a couple of months to finish the work,” an authority said.

400 KW panels

At this station, they will introduce panels for 400 KW, he included.

“It won’t give the full power supply to the station. Be that as it may, we can utilize it to work lifts, elevators and lights,” he said. After Saidapet, CMRL will begin take a shot at introducing solar panels at the Chennai Central Metro Rail station also. Since it is the biggest underground station in the city, officials say they might have the capacity to get a significant decent measure of solar power here. This separated, CMRL has begun tapping 6 MW of solar power from the tops of lifted stations.

However, officials said it might take at some point to finish the project. Likewise, they have started deal with setting up solar streetlights at a few stations, for example, Koyambedu, Alandur and Arumbakkam. It will be a 50W solar light with a lithium-press battery reinforcement.