Mysuru and Hassan railway stations will soon have solar panels installed on the roof. It is part of an all-India initiative by the Ministry of Railways. In Mysuru Railway division, Mysuru and Hassan stations will soon allot space to private parties on the roof of station premises for setting up the panels.
Both stations will have solar panels with a 200 kw capacity unit generating 2000 units of electricity every day.
Sources from Railways told Bangalore Mirror that the two stations are now getting electricity from the Karnataka Electricity Board (KEB). After solar electricity generation begins at the plants, they will buy the electricity from the company that installs the plant at a lower price. Officials said the cost could come down by Rs 1 lakh per month.
The solar plant is expected to be installed within 6 months. Atul Gupta, Divisional Railway Manager, said, “It is very easy to install. Soon afterwards, we will get power at a reasonable price.” Officials of the company which has won the tender have identified the spots where plates can be installed.