Western Railways saves Rs 30 million with solar power use

The Western Railway (WR) has saved Rs 30 million in power payments by using solar power at 75 of its stations. These rooftop solar plants have a power generation capacity of nearly 8.67 MW. They have been installed at 22 stations in Mumbai, 34 in Ratlam, eight in Rajkot, and six in Vadodara. The systems have also been installed in Ahmedabad and Bhavnagar divisions. In the Mumbai division, systems have been installed at Churchgate, Mumbai Central Terminus, Dadar Terminus, Bandra Terminus and other stations in Thane and Palghar. In a bid to achieve the objective 100 per cent self-sustainability for all its power needs, Indian Railways has recently finished the task of installing solar power plants at 960 stations.

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