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Rooftops of Allahabad Junction to harness Solar Energy

The sheds of all the 10 platforms of the Allahabad Junction , of North Central Railways (NCR), would do more than saving the passengers from sunlight and rains .

The rooftops of these platforms would harness 683 kilowatt of solar energy through the solar panels installed on the entire length of these roofs.Apart from installing solar panels on the platforms of Allahabad Junction, rooftops of various buildings of not only Allahabad division but also of several stations of NCR would be installed with such solar panels after which NCR would save an amount of around Rs 30 lakhs annually.Of these, the rooftop of GM office, Subedarganj, would produce 266 kilowatt (KW) of electricity, divisional railway manager (DRM) office would produce 150 kw, Allahabad Junction 166 KW, Loco shed Kanpur 349 KW, Kanpur junction 100 KW.

In totality, 16.42 lakh unit of electricity would be produced.

These already installed units have started saving electricity charges of NCR worth Rs 30 lakhs, informed chief public relation officer, NCR, G K Bansal.Besides, solar panels, for generating 2.7 MW of electricity would be installed on rooftops of various buildings under NCR.

Under this proposal, solar panels, for producing 683 KW of electricity would be installed at Allahabad junction alone.The panels, already installed at roof tops of Allahabad Junction is producing 166KW of electricity which would be saving an amount of worth Rs 4.9 lakhs per annum.

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