New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) claimed on Sunday that it recycled about 8.80 tonnes of waste paper over a period of five months in order to contribute its bit to preserving the environment.
“In August 2015, a decision was taken to recycle and re-use waste paper generated from the offices of the Delhi Metro,” a DMRC statement said here. A specialised agency was roped in for the purpose and waste paper baskets were installed at all offices requesting the employees to dump waste paper in those baskets, it said.
The agency then collected the waste paper, recycled it for use again and delivered it back to the Delhi Metro authorities, said the statement. With this initiative, the DMRC has been able to substantially reduce the consumption of fresh paper since a bulk of its paper requirements are now fulfilled by recycled waste paper.
The DMRC has also taken other recycling initiatives under which many other waste materials generated by it, such as horticultural waste, wooden materials, SS steel sheets etc. are being reused after recycling, the statement added.
The Delhi Metro has also been constructing all its upcoming stations as green buildings with provisions for solar power. A number of DMRC stations, depots and residential premises already have solar power facilities. (IANS)
Metro Rails are one of the easiest and most comfortable ways of commuting
Starting with underground railway system in Kolkata the metro rail has come a long way
Delhi Metro was the first modern metro rail in India
Railways are definitely one of the largest and most convenient forms of transportation. And metro rail is more than convenient, it is the lifeline of most of the metropolitan cities in India.
Metro has made everyday commute very easy for people. It is time-saving, cost-effective and most of all, convenient and comfortable. However, what really is the history of metro rail in India? When did it start and where was the first metro in India started?
Wherever Metro is available, people are using it to its fullest. It is natural to be curious about its history too, here is a brief history of metro in India.
The First Metro in India
Delhi may be the first city where modern metro rail system was introduced, but it is not the first city which saw the first metro system in India.
The first metro system was introduced in Kolkata and it completely an underground one. The idea of an underground railway system was conceived by the then Chief Miniter of West Bengal, Bidhan Chandra Roy in the 1950s. The first Kolkata Metro was run on run on 24 October 1984 between Dam Dam to Tollygunge. And since then many plans have laid out and carried out successfully to expand the metro rail system in Kolkata.
The history of metro in India may have started in Kolkata. But the modern metro rail history in India definitely starts with Delhi. When one is talking about the history of Metro, one of the most prominent names which come to our mind is, Elattuvalapil Sreedharan, also popularly known as the ‘Metro Man’. He was the mastermind behind the Delhi Metro. The popularity of metro rail system in India is all a fruit of his hard work, efforts and dedication.
The first metro in Delhi was run in 2002, which was the Red Line. After it, the Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon started in November 2013. It was India’s first privately owned & operated metro.
Metro rail in India uses both standard gauges and broad gauges. Delhi Metro used broad gauge for their earliest lines, but the new metros in other states like Mumbai Metro and Bangalore Metro as well are using the standard gauge.
The metro systems are now also developed in Jaipur, Hyderabad and Chennai. Soon, the metro will also be functional in Lucknow.