- Kacheguda Railway Station Building Received ‘National Energy Leader Award’ and ‘Excellent Energy Efficient Award’ Consecutively for Third Time
South Central Railway has been awarded with Energy Efficient Unit Awards for three administrative units of the zone by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at the 23rd National Awards for Excellence in Energy Management - 2022. These awards are declared for the best energy management practices during the year 2022 and were presented during the Energy Efficiency summit held at New Delhi.
Shri Sharat Chandrayan, Divisional Railway Manager, Hyderabad Division received the award for Kacheguda Railway station building and Sr. Divisional Electrical Engineers along with other officials received awards for Hyderabad Bhavan and Lingampalli Railway station buildings.
The details of awards presented are -
Ø Kacheguda Station Building has been awarded with Excellent Energy Efficient Unit Award consecutively for third time and was declared as National Energy Leader of the year, the highest award for Energy Efficiency.
Ø Hyderabad Bhavan (DRM Office, Hyderabad) and Lingampalli Railway Station Building (Secunderabad Division) were awarded as Energy Efficient units in buildings sector.
South Central Railway has been consistently receiving the Energy Conservation Awards at both National level and State level continuously for several years. Several administrative units have been selected for Energy efficient unit awards from CII continuously for years together.
The zone is instrumental in implementing various energy conservation measures like Energy efficient LED lighting, Energy efficient Inverter Type star rated & Precision AC units, HVAC control & Temperature monitoring, Switching off AC units during idling hours, Energy savers and occupancy sensors, Use of solar energy for water heating & electricity generation, Timers for water coolers/rolling examination lights, Optimization of lifts, Bifurcation of fan circuits at platforms to switch off 70% fans during non train period, Use of Energy Efficient Pumps, Use of star labelled electrical equipments, Provision of Electronic fan regulators in place of Conventional fan regulators.
Shri Arun Kumar Jain, General Manager (In-charge), South Central Railway complimented Principal Chief Electrical Engineer (PCEE), SCR, Divisional Railway Managers (DRMs), Hyderabad and Secunderabad Divisions and their teams who were instrumental in achieving this distinction. He stated that the prestigious awards being received at National level continuously for several years shows the sincerity and commitment of the zone and further acts as a motivation to maintain consistent performance in future.