Kochi Metro Rail Limited has earned yet another feather in the cap. The 16 ELEVATED STATIONS (Alwaye – Petta Corridor) of phase I of KMRL have been awarded prestigious IGBC (The Indian Green Building Council) Green MRTS ‘Platinum’ Rating under Elevated stations category. The elevated stations include Alwaye, Pulinchodu, Companypady, Ambattukavu, Muttom, Kalamassery, Cochin University, Pathadipalam, Edapally, Changampuzha Park, Palarivattom, JLN Stadium, Kaloor, Lissie, M.G Road, and Maharajas College.
The award was given to KMRL based on the efficiency of various facilities of the 16 elevated stations of Phase I. The categories include Site Selection and Planning, Water Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Material Conservation, Indoor Environmental Quality, Innovation in Design & Construction. The respected facilities were monitored and checked by the authority of IGBC.
The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) has launched IGBC Green Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) Version 1.0 rating to encourage green concepts in the design, construction & operation of all new Rail based MRTS projects. The rating system helps to address National priorities like conserving natural resources, demand side energy & water efficiency, adoption of renewable energy, management of waste and commuter health & comfort.