L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad Wins Gold for its Best Sustainability Practices

Hyderabad, India (Metro Rail Today): L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited (LTMRHL) has won the prestigious ‘Telangana State Industry Awards 2021’, clinching the Gold Award (highest in the category) in the ‘Best Sustainability Practices’ category, hosted by the ‘Telangana State-GlobalLinker’, on November 8, 2021. The Chief Guest of the award ceremony, K T Rama Rao, the Hon’ble Minister of Industry & Commerce, IT, E&C and Municipal Administration & Urban Development Government of Telangana gave away the Gold Award Trophy to KVB Reddy, MD & CEO, LTMRHL at a gala event of the 4th edition of Telangana State Industry Awards 2021 ceremony organised in Hyderabad. Among the key dignitaries present during the event included Jayesh Ranjan IAS Principal Secretary Industries & Commerce and IT, E&C Departments Government of Telangana; along with other dignitaries, winners and delegates.

Introduced in 2017, the ‘Industry Awards’ is a state-wide competition that recognizes and rewards exceptional achievements made by Telangana based businesses, covering both large & small organizations. For the 4th time in a row, the award application was hosted by ‘Telangana State-GlobalLinker’, a networking platform with over 3,50,000+ SMEs across the world.

Commenting on this recognition, KVB Reddy (MD & CEO, L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited) said, “We are delighted to receive this prestigious award and thank the Government of Telangana, Industries & Commerce Department, the Telangana State-GlobalLinker and CII for this recognition. This award is testimony to our commitment to sustainable business operations. Hyderabad Metro Rail is one of the cleanest and greenest travel options in Hyderabad. As an urban mass rapid transit system, we have been utilizing the alternate source of energy to reduce carbon footprint and garner indirect advantage with a focus on an environmentally sustainable mode of operations, such as usage of solar power, regeneration of power from Regenerative Braking System, rainwater harvesting, zero water, and effluent discharge systems at our depots.”

Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) is a green transportation system. As part of its green initiatives, Hyderabad Metro Rail has 8.35 MWp of captive solar plants, which are installed at open spaces within its two metro depots and at the rooftops of 28 metro stations. In FY 20-21 HMR used approximately 17.5 % of its energy requirement from its captive solar plants.

Structurally Hyderabad Metro Rail has all its stations on a hump, so that maximum advantage of regenerative energy during acceleration and deceleration can be utilized. Hyderabad Metro Rail taps this energy from Regenerative Braking System of metro trains with over 35% energy regeneration. The Stations being windows to the metro service are tastefully designed reflecting functional aesthetics, user friendly, and energy-efficient with station architecture that is environmentally friendly and green. As many as 20 metro stations of Hyderabad Metro Rail are IGBC (Indian Green Building Council) Platinum rated.

Both Uppal & Miyapur depots are zero discharge, water, and energy surplus premises. All metro stations and depots are equipped with Rainwater Harvesting pits. Hyderabad Metro Rail Project is operating STPs (Sewage Treatment Plant) and ETPs (Effluent Treatment Plant) at both Uppal and Miyapur metro depots. By adhering to the rules & regulations by Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC), Hyderabad Metro Rail Project is successfully managing the waste which are getting generated in the project.

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