Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is sought to run the Delhi Metro on 100 percent renewable source of energy through the support of Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa Solar Project which has sent 27 Megawatts of solar energy which will gradually increase to 99 Megawatts.
DMRC has started its operations through the support of solar energy from Madhya Pradesh solar project on the Violet line between the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and the Central Secretariat station.
Union Minister of state for power and coal, Piyush Goyal presided over the signing of the Power purchase agreement between the Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company and DMRC.
Inaugurating the beginning of the use of solar power in the Delhi Metro, DMRC Managing director DR. Mangu Singh along with Manu Srivastava, Chairperson of Rewa Ultra Mega Solar and Director General of International solar alliance traveled in the metro powered by solar energy. Other officials were also present in the metro.
Rewa will give 345 Million units of power to the DMRC every year. DMRC officials said that metro corporation will receive 99 MW solar energy from May 2019.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is intended to build a 100 percent solar energy dependent metro by 2021.
Making this a political agenda, Coal and Power minister, Piyush Goyal said that during the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, renewable energy has seen a growth of 370 percent.