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Climate Resilient Initiatives in Urban Transport: Towards greener Delhi

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By Atul Mishra

While strolling back to home from work yesterday, I happened to notice at the Central Secretariat metro station, a ‘green corner’ which was an installation where one could sit and relax. But it was more than just a place of relaxing detour. It was an exhibition of green initiatives by Delhi Metro titled “Climate Resilient Initiatives in Urban Transport.” I stood there for a moment and read the descriptive standees. The installation claimed the initiatives under three categories- Green Initiatives, Solar Initiatives and Socio-economic Benefits.

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The Green corner, “Climate Resilient Initiatives in Urban Transport”

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Green Delhi. A giant leap to reduce carbon content in the air and fight global warming

 

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It says- Delhi Metro carries  lakhs of people to their chosen destination everyday. It also saves lives, prevents accidents and reduces pollution levels. Reduction in the number of vehicles from the roads of the city everyday – 1,17,249. Annual reduction in fuel consumption – 1,06,493 tonnes. Annual reduction in pollutants – 6 3 Lakh tonnes. Saving in time per trip – 28 minutes. Annual reduction in fatal accidents -111. Annual reduction in all accidents – 591.

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It says- Installing “Grid connected” Solar plants under RESCO model. Total potential of 50 MWp Solar capacity assessed for total network. Central financial assistance (CFA) for 20 MWp approved by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Govt. Of India. 11 MWp PPA signed with Developers selected through Open Tender. Solar plants of capacity of 2.8 (2.794) MWp commissioned till date. In Faridabad line — Solar Plant of 1.7 MWp capacity is commissioned. Solar plant of 150 kWp at each station, totalling to 1200 kWp. 450 kWp is installed at Ajronda Depot. Faridabad Receiving Substation provided with 50 kWp Plant.

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It says- First Metro and Railway system in the world registered under the United Nations Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) for Regenerative Braking & Modal Shift. Earning Carbon Credits for reducing Green House Gas Emissions by reducing pollution levels in the city by 6.3 lakh tons every year. Carbon Credits earning per annum: Modal Shift — 4.5 Lakh; Regenerative Braking — 47,000. Trains are equipped with Regenerative Braking. 5.26 Unit of energy is regenerated per kilometer.  Regenerative braking in Lifts (Energy Saving of 15%). Rain water harvesting at all stations and via-duct. First Metro system in the world to be registered with prestigious Gold Standard Foundation. All Phase-III stations are being designed as ‘Green Buildings’. Energy efficient on line UPS for emergency system and lighting. Plants ten saplings for every tree ought to cut.

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Delhi Metro Partners Uber for Last-mile Connectivity: Report

Upon selecting the public transport feature, riders will be able to see the fastest and cheapest routes, real-time schedules, as well as departure time for public transportation, including Metro and buses and walking directions, to and from nearby Metro stations and bus stops

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Photo shows an exterior view of the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. (VOA)

Hiring a cab from a Metro station in Delhi is set to become a lot more easier as ride hailing major Uber on Tuesday announced it has won a competitive bid to expand its operations across 210 Delhi Metro stations.

Under the partnership to improve first and last-mile connectivity for users, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will provide Uber dedicated pick up and drop points.

Talking to reporters, DMRC Managing Director Mangu Singh said that a pilot is being run at about four stations and the facility will eventually be made available in 210 of 274 Metro stations.

“Research has shown that integrating on-demand services with public transport is beneficial for riders,” Singh said at an even which saw Uber launching its “public transport” service in Delhi, making it the ninth city globally and first in Asia to have such a feature.

“This new initiative integrating public transport with mobility operators like Uber will certainly boost first and last mile connectivity solutions for around six million passenger journeys performed in the system daily,” Singh said.

“DMRC has partnered with on-demand mobility operators like Uber to enhance their commuting experience with seamless last mile connectivity,” he said.

Uber app.

Uber said it launched the “public transport” journey planning feature for Uber riders across New Delhi to make travel easier with the information riders need to make the smartest possible journey choices.

“We want to be the operating system of your everyday life. We want to replace your car with your phone,” Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told reporters here.

“India is core to Uber’s growth strategy for the next 5-10 years,” he added.

Riders will see “Public Transport” as an option alongside UberGo, Premier and Pool after opening the Uber app and entering a destination.

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Upon selecting the public transport feature, riders will be able to see the fastest and cheapest routes, real-time schedules, as well as departure time for public transportation, including Metro and buses and walking directions, to and from nearby Metro stations and bus stops.

“By launching Public Transport, live transit information about the city’s heartline, the Delhi Metro and the DTC, will be available in the Uber app, thereby helping us fulfill some of the important responsibilities that come with being a good partner to this great global city,” said Pradeep Parameswaran, President, Uber India and South Asia. (IANS)