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India’s 1st solar powered railway station in Guwahati

Guwahati now has India's first railway station run by solar power. The project of installing solar panels was commissioned last year in April 2017.


  • It aims to reduce carbon-footprint as well as cut down power costs drastically.
  • As per Indian Railways, the estimated cost for the project is Rs 6.7 crore.
  • The solar power plant will save Rs 67 lakh worth of electricity.
  • Its average power generation capacity per day is 2048 KWh.
  • It has been set up over the roof of the Guwahati railway station.
  • It has around 2352 solar modules with a capacity of generating 700 KW power.
  • The Finance Ministry had announced in February 2017 the mission of Indian Railways to implement 1000 megawatts capacity of solar power.
  • Under the mission, 7000 railway stations across the country were announced to be powered by solar energy.
  • Therefore with an aim to go green and be energy efficient, solar energy is being utilized to power stations.

Expected Questions

Which city now has India’s 1st railway station run by solar power?
Guwahati

Who is the current Railways Minister?
Piyush Goyal

Name the scheme launched by the Indian Railways to help waiting-list passengers to travel in premium trains
Vikalp scheme

What does the second ‘C’ in IRCTC stands for?
Corporation

Which UT recently became India’s 1st UT to run 100% on solar power?
Diu

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