RAJKOT: The Rajkot division of Western Railway (WR) has received five awards for saving on electricity bills by switching to solar power.
For the electricity conservation, Rajkot railway hospital and Jamnagar railway station received award in the second category and Rajkot railway station, Surendranagar railway station and Dwarka railway station received award in the third category.
“These awards have been founded by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency of the central government’s power ministry. They are given to the different private and government sectors for optimum saving of electricity. This year’s awards were given away by Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan,” stated a press release issued by the WR.
“We have been able to save electricity by the maximum use of solar energy, use of LED, use of the fans that consume minimum electricity, use of star rated air conditions and automatic electricity generation at the railway station. That apart, we carried out a save electricity campaign at the railway station in which we urged our staff to switch off lights and fans when not required,” said P B Ninave, manager of Rajkot division of the WR.