Delhi Current Affairs

India’s first green police station inaugurated at New Delhi’s Maurice Nagar

India’s first green police station was inaugurated on the occasion of World Environment Day at Maurice Nagar in north Delhi.

It was inaugurated by Delhi Police Commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi. The police station has various provisions for preservation and safety of the environment.

Students of Delhi University along with police officials had worked on the renovation of this police station to make it unique.

Key features of green police station

  • Roof of station has coating of fresh lime based upon Medieval Indian Construction Methodology. It will increase Albedo of the station and reduce the heat which helps to save electrical power.
  • All light fittings at the police station have been changed to LED lights in order to reduce consumption of electricity.
  • All fans installed at this police station will be of five star ratings. It also planned to use solar panels to light the police station.
  • The toilets installed in this station are biodegradable and are capable of converting fecal matter into water and biogas through technique of anaerobic bacterial decomposition.
  • It is also planned to replace the furniture with bamboo and cane which are believed to be environment friendly as they do not require cutting of trees.
  • 400 areca palm plants have been planted in the police station and its premises in order to bring down the carbon presence, as these plants are strong in carbon consumption.
  • Recycled paper for filing public’s complaint will be used in bid to promote the use of recycled paper.

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Delhi Metro gets first driver-less train from South Korea

Delhi Metro has received its first driver-less train from Republic of South Korea which is capable of running without a driver.

The six-coach train has been manufactured at Changwan in South Korea and had arrived by sea at the Mundhra port in Gujarat and was brought to Delhi by road.

Facts about driver-less metro train

  • The train is equipped with several advanced features and will be operational from by the end of 2016.
  • It has undergone significant technological as well as eco-friendly upgrades.
  • It is more energy efficient as it has improved design features such as better regeneration of energy during braking, energy efficient sub systems like LED lighting and air conditioning systems.
  • Many additional features have been added in this train to increase passenger comfort.
  • This train can accommodate 2280 passengers, which is 240 more than the regular six-coach Metro train because of absence of cabin for the operator coach.
  • It is designed for a maximum speed of 95 kmph and operational speed of 85 kmph

Such driver-less trains will ply on sections of Phase-III of the Delhi metro network. They will run on the over 58 km-long Majlish Park-Shiv Vihar and the over 38 km-long Janakpuri (West)-Botanical Garden corridors of the Phase-III.

A total of 20 six-coach trains will be manufactured in South Korea by the end 2015. While, 61 trains will be manufactured at the Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) plant located in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

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