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Visakhapatnam Railway Station gets the “Green Railway Station Certification"

Published on January 27, 2023
Current Context: The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) has given East Coast Train's Visakhapatnam railway station the "Green Railway Station Certification" with the highest Platinum rating for implementing green ideas and minimising the negative environmental impact.
Visakhapatnam railway station gets the “Green Railway Station Certification"
  • In six environmental categories, including sustainable facilities, health, hygiene, energy and water efficiency, smart green initiatives, and innovation and development, Visakhapatnam station received 82 out of a possible 100 points.
  • The Green Railway Station rating system has considered national priorities such as water conservation, waste management, energy efficiency, less use of fossil fuels, less reliance on virgin materials, and tenant health and well-being.
  • The following steps were made in response to the survey's findings and the IGBC's recommendations:
  1. Segregation of Waste by Constructing MRF Shed
  2. Setting and Operationalization of 500KLD STP for Station & Colony Water
  3. Setting up of Solar Panels to conserve Power
  4. Well Developed Passenger Amenities
  5. 100% fitment of LED Lightings.
  •  The IGBC Green Railway Stations assessment system is the country's first comprehensive evaluation of a station's environmental sustainability. With the assistance of the IGBC, the Environment Directorate of Indian Railways created the Green Railway Station rating system.

Question

Q.1 What rating did the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) give to the Visakhapatnam railway station for implementing green ideas and minimizing negative environmental impact?
a. Platinum
b. Gold
c. Silver
d. Bronze
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