Hyderabad, India (Metro Rail Today): L&T Hyderabad Metro Rail has been awarded IGBC Green MRTS Certification with the highest Platinum Rating under Elevated Stations Category for its 3 additional metro stations - Durgam Cheruvu (Corridor 3, Blue Line – Nagole to Raidurg), Punjagutta and LB Nagar (both on Corridor 1, Red Line – LB Nagar to Miyapur). This was announced today during the 3-day the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) Green Building Congress 2022, which is being organised by the IGBC at HICC Novotel at Hi Tech City in Hyderabad.
KVB Reddy, MD & CEO, L&TMRHL received the IGBC Platinum Certificate for the three stations at the IGBC Projects Award ceremony organised as part of the IGBC Green Building Congress 2022. With this Hyderabad Metro Rail has 23 metro stations certified with the IGBC Platinum rating.
This certification is part of the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) Green Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) rating to encourage green concepts in the design, construction & operation of all new Rail based MRTS projects.
Speaking on this recognition, KVB Reddy, MD & CEO, L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited, said:
We are thrilled to receive IGBC Platinum Rating for our 3 additional metro stations. We are grateful to IGBC for auditing the metro stations and validating our efforts to develop green infrastructure in line with our commitment to providing a sustainable mode of the mass transportation system. This achievement resonates with the green commitment of the City of Hyderabad, which was recently accorded the World Green City Award.
IGBC Green Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) Rating system is a tool to enable a new rail-based MRTS to apply green concepts during design & construction, so as to further reduce environmental impacts that are measurable.
The overarching objective of the IGBC Green MRTS Rating is to ensure environmental sustainability while enhancing the commuter experience.