Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is one of the largest mass rapid transit systems in India, with a network spanning over 390 kilometers. 

By 2031, the metro rail corporation wants to boost the proportion of renewable energy to 50%. Currently, the DMRC gets 35% of its energy from renewable sources.

Rewa Solar Power facility in Madhya Pradesh provides about 30% of DMRC’s green energy, along with 4% from rooftop solar panels and 1% from the Ghazipur waste-to-energy facility.

DMRC’s current use of renewable energy

In addition to DMRC, the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) seeks to use solar energy to meet 70% of the corridor’s overall energy needs between Delhi, Ghaziabad, and Meerut. 

Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) and its plan for solar power

These solar panels are expected to produce roughly 10 million solar energy units, which will mostly be used by NCRTC to power auxiliary usage at stations and other structures.

Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) and its plan for solar power

The vertical solar project will be first tested on the Magenta Line section between Jamia Millia and Okhla Vihar with installation work starting in August 2023.

Pilot Project

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s choice to use more renewable energy by installing vertical solar panels is a big step in the direction of sustainability and lowering carbon emissions.


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