Visakhapatnam Railway Station awarded 'Green Railway Station Certificate'

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Visakhapatnam Railway Station under East Coast Railway has been awarded the 'Green Railway Station Certificate' with the highest Platinum rating by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) for adopting green concepts.

An overview of the news

  • Dr. S. Vijayakumar, President, IGBC Visakhapatnam presented the certificate to DRM/Voltaire Anup Satpathy at a function held at Visakhapatnam on 24 January 2023.

  • Visakhapatnam has joined some of the major railway stations in the country to receive this certificate. Visakhapatnam has scored 82 out of 100 in six categories of environment.

  • The Green Railway Station Rating System has been developed by the Environment Directorate of Indian Railways in collaboration with IGBC.

  • The system addresses national priorities such as water conservation, waste management, energy efficiency, limited use of fossil fuels, minimal reliance on the use of natural materials, and health and well-being of users.

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