Visakhapatnam railway station adjudged with the Platinum rating by Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) for adopting green concepts there by reducing the adverse environmental impacts. Visakhapatnam is 3rd Railway station to get this distinction after Secunderabad and Jaipur railway stations earlier.
The Environment Directorate of Indian Railways with the support of Indian Green Building Council has developed the Green Railway Stations rating system. The rating system addresses national priorities such as water conservation, handling of waste, energy efficiency, reduced use of fossil fuels, lesser dependence on usage of virgin materials and health and well being of occupants.
Visakhapatnam railway station did good job in adopting smart and green initiatives with innovative developmental activities. The station secured 82 points out of 100 in the Six environmental categories like Sustainable Station Facility; Health, Hygiene & Sanitation; Energy Efficiency; Water Efficiency; Smart Green initiatives and innovation & Development .
Visakhapatnam earned many distinctions with Cleanest station over Indian Railways in 2017, Safaigiri Award in 2018, National Tourism award for Best Tourist Friendly station in 2019, ranked ‘GOOD’ grade by Central Pollution Control Board in 2019 which reveals the relentless efforts of the railway personnel in upkeep of the station and environment protection. Divisional Railway Manager Shri Chetan Kumar Shrivastava appreciated the Visakhapatnam station team, Environment & Health Management department, Medical and other departments who have contributed their efforts to achieve this feat.
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