Secunderabad railway station certified as India’s first green railway station

The Secunderabad railway station in Telangana has been certified as India’s first green railway station by the Indian Green Building Council-Confederation of Industry (IGBC-CII). The railway station has received an IGBC-CII silver rating, which will be re-evaluated after a period of three years. The 13.34 acre railway station’s green features include over 408 variety of trees on which organic fertilizers and pesticides are used, a rooftop solar plant, 100 per cent LED lighting, a sewage treatment plant with 0.5 million litre per day capacity, central waste collection unit, a bottle crushing machine, carbon dioxide sensors, energy and water audits conducted once in every three years, and solar water heaters.