Railways has inaugurated India's first green station at Manwal on the Jammu-Udhampur rail route. With the tiny station facing frequent power cuts, it has been a provided a supply of solar power. "A request was made to J&K SEB for providing reliable electric power supply to this station...it was planned to generate onsite renewable energy through solar panels," said A S Negi, spokesperson, Northern Railway.
Sources said that now station lighting and fans are working on solar power. The state electric supply is a standby source, which can be used in case of any failure of solar system. Electric Load of S&T installations and one water cooler is on state electric supply. Additional Solar panels for increasing backup for power supply and standalone lights for complete platform lighting are planned to be provided for further improvement in the system after the trials are successful. Read More