First District Cooling System of India

First District Cooling system of India to come up in Amaravati

Question: Name the place where the First District Cooling System of India is to be set up?
(a) Amaravati
(b) Bhopal
(c) Kanpur
(d) Lakhimpur Khiri
Answer: (a)
Related facts:

  • UAE-based cooling solutions utility National Central Cooling Company PJSC (Tabreed) has entered into a 30-year concession with Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) to build, own, operate and transfer India’s first district cooling system in Amaravati the new capital city of Andhra Pradesh.
  • The agreement is for a contracted cooling capacity of 20,000 refrigeration tons (RTs). Tabreed’s district cooling system will cater to the state’s assembly, high court, secretariat and other government buildings currently being constructed, for which cooling services will start in early 2021.
  • Earlier, District cooling was first set up in India at Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT). The first phase of this system, with a capacity of 10,000 RTs, has been operational since April 2015.

Links:                              

https://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/amaravati-to-adopt-district-cooling-in-govt-bldgs-signs-deal-with-uae-firm-119021300789_1.html

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/uaes-tabreed-to-build-indias-first-district-cooling-system-in-amaravati/articleshow/67992502.cms

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