Hyderabad's Kacheguda Becomes India's First Energy-Efficient Railway Station
Hyderabad's Kacheguda has been awarded as India's first energy-efficient 'A1 Category' railway station. The station, a part of Hyderabad division of the South Central Railways, has achieved 100 per cent energy efficiency by replacing 1,312 conventional lights with light-emitting diode (LED) lighting, 370 ceiling fans with Brushless DC Electrical (BLDC) motors energy-efficient fans and 12 energy-efficient air conditioners, the SCR said.
"With these initiatives, it will save about 1.76 lakh units and Rs 14.08 lakh per annum with reduction of the connected load by 46.18 kilowatt (kW) for Railways," it said.
The statement further added that Kacheguda was a "historic and the most beautiful" railway station building on the SCR, and one of the landmarks of Hyderabad city.
The station building was constructed in 1916 during the reign of Mir Osman Ali Khan, the seventh Nizam.