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Lonavala railway station to run completely on solar energy

Solar energy to power Lonavala railway station on Central Railway’s Mumbai-Pune route after installation of solar panels on the rooftop of two platforms that will generate 76 kilowatt electricity.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, CR said energy harnessed from solar panels to the tune of 68,400 (kilowatt hour) Kwh annually will help Lonavala railway station save in power bills.

Apart from Lonavala station, the adjoining railway premises such as the yard at the Mumbai-end, railway crossing and a hut near Khandala station will also run on “clean and green” energy as rooftop-type solar panels and inverter batteries have been installed at these locations,said a senior official speaking to news agency PTI

The utilisation of renewable power for non-traction will bring down energy expenses and also help create a “green, safe and livable” world, CR said in the release.

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