Gold rating to Vijayawada station

Gold rating to Vijayawada station

Question: On April 8 2019, the Gold rating was given to the Vijayawada Railway Station for green initiative by which of the following organisation?
(a) Indian Green Building Council
(b) Indian Green Building Committee
(c) Indian Green Building Association
(d) None of these
Answer: (a)
Related facts:

  • Vijayawada Railway Station was awarded Gold Rating by Indian Green Building Council. It is one of the busiest railway junctions in the country.
  • The IGBC-CII, with the support of Environment Directorate of Indian Railways has developed the Green Railway Stations Rating system to facilitate adoption of Green Concepts, thereby reducing the adverse environmental impacts due to station operation & maintenance and enhance the overall commuter experience.
  • The rating system helps to address National priorities like water conservation, handling of waste, energy efficiency, reduced used of fossil fuel, lesser dependency o¬n usage of virgin materials and health & well being of occupants.
  • Vijayawada station is located in Andhra Pradesh. It has 100 per cent LED lighting, five star rated fans, pumps and motors and which makes it a model station.

Links:
http://www.scr.indianrailways.gov.in/view_detail.jsp?lang=0&dcd=12422&id=0,5,268
https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/vijaywada-rly-station-gets-gold-rating-119032500959_1.html

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