Agra Cantt Railway Station to be Powered by Solar

After Allahabad and Kanpur stations, Agra Cantonment station, in the NCR region, will harness solar energy under a public-private partnership (PPP) model. The railway division here is installing a 375 kW solar power plant consisting of 1,191 rooftop panels at the Agra cantonment railway station.

Officials also said that plans are afoot to install similar solar photovoltaic panels at Agra Fort station, Idgah station, level crossing gates, government offices, hospitals and official residences in the region.

According to a conservative estimate, the Agra railway division is likely to save Rs 5 lakh and 60,000 kilovolt electricity annually with this initiative. The private firm is expected to provide power at Rs 4 per unit by the use of solar cell panels. The Agra division currently pays around Rs 8 per unit for conventional electricity.

Power generation from solar panels will start from November 20, 2017.