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Metro plans first solar power plant

A purchasing power agreement to that effect has already been signed between DMRC and the developer of the solar plant.

New Delhi | Published: February 24, 2014 1:38:52 am

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has planned to install a rooftop solar power plant with a generation capacity of 500 kWh on Dwarka Sector-21 Metro station. The plant is expected to start production in six months, DMRC officials said.

“After the installation of this rooftop plant, DMRC will also explore the possibility of installing more such plants at its stations, depots, parking lots and residential complexes,” Anuj Dayal, chief spokesperson, DMRC, said.

He said efforts were being made to integrate such solar plants with Metro Phase-III stations.

According to DMRC, the capital investment for the plant will be provided by the developer of the plant, who will then charge DMRC for the power generated by the plant. “The energy so generated will be utilised towards fulfilling station requirements of Dwarka Sector-21,” Dayal said.

A purchasing power agreement to that effect has already been signed between DMRC and the developer of the solar plant.

“This step is in line with efforts towards increased use of renewable sources of energy. In 2011, DMRC was certified by UN as the first Metro system in the world to get carbon credits for reducing greenhouse gas emission,” Dayal said.

Man held for molestation

Express News Service
New Delhi, February 23

A Class VIII student jumped out of a moving car in Outer Delhi’s Alipur area Sunday morning when the driver allegedly tried to molest her. The incident was reported around 10 am in Alipur, Outer Delhi, when the girl was returning in the van after a tuition class.

According to police, the accused identified as Ajay (32) has been arrested after the girl reported the matter to police.

The incident was reported at 10 am when the girl was returning home from her tuition class. When she boarded the van, there were four other passengers in it.

In her statement to police, the girl said when she asked Ajay to stop the car near her home, he refused to do so.

She alleged that he held her hand and told her that she could get off at the next stop. She jumped out and suffered minor injuries.

She informed her parents, who called police. Ajay has been arrested on charges of molestation.

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