In a major achievementt, Indian Railways with its continuous emphasis on energy efficient technologies and energy conservation measures, has bagged 17 most coveted and prestigious National energy conservation awards 2018 instituted by Government of India. This is the highest number of awards bagged by a single organization.
It is a big sweep in ECE 2018 awards as Indian Railways bagged 30% of the total awards. Honorable Minister of Railways and Coal Sh Piyush Goyal has congratulated the officials for this singular achievement and called upon to continue striving for more and more energy efficiency and conservation measures in railways
Indian Railways participated in three categories namely railway stations, hospitals and institutions out of the five major categories in which awards are given covering different subsectors
Under 'transport' category, Indian Railways obtained 10 awards for subsector railway station.Under 'building' category, Indian Railways got 3 awards for subsector Railway hospitals.Under 'institution' category, Indian Railways bagged4 awards for subsector state PWD, CPWD and PHED. 10 awards for railway stations subsector include Vidisha railway station inMadhya Pradesh which won the first prize, Jamnagar Station in Gujarat second prize and 7 certificates of merit to Dwarka, Rajkot, Surendranagar, Hyderabad, Nizamabad, Guwahati, Jaipur and Kazipet. Three awards for Railway Hospital subsector include Railway hospitals of Izzatnagar division which won the first prize, Railway Hospital of Rajkot division second prize and certificate of merit to Railway Hospital of Ratlam division.
Four awards for state PWD subsector include passenger reservation system complex building of Secunderabad division which won the first prize, rail soudha zone HQ office building 2nd prize and certificates of merit to rail nilayam in Secunderabad and Hyderabad bhavan (DRM Hyderabad office) in Secunderabad
These awards are given by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) of ministry of power Government of India to various Institutions for adopting Energy Efficiency measures for reducing energy consumption and the cost.