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SEMINAR ON GREEN ENERGY A Southern Regional Railway seminar on “Green Energy” was conducted at Southern Railway at Tiruchchirappalli on 25th Nov’ 2011.
Ms. Mamta Banerjee during this year’s Railway Budget speech had declared the year 2011-12 as the year of ‘Green energy’.She further mentioned that Railways will take all out efforts to promote Green Energy and set a goal for utilizing 10 % of its energy requirement from renewable sources by the year 2020.
Taking a step in this direction and to create awareness among the Railwaymen of southern region, consisting of Southern, South Western, South Central Railways and the production units... Read more...
- Integral Coach Factory, Chennai and Rail Wheel Factory, Bengaluru, a technical seminar has been organised by Southern Railway at Tiruchchirappalli on 25.11.2011.This is the second such event during the year.The first one was conducted on 26.05.2011 by Southern Railway at its Headquarters, Chennai.
Shri. M.C. Murali, Chief Electrical Engineer/ Southern Railway addressed the gathering on global warming issues and the need to use more renewable energy sources.He listed out various steps taken by Southern railway to achieve this.
He said that new generation AC locomotives capable of regenerating energy during brakingwere deployed on Chennai – Bangalore sectorwhich saves about 12% of total energy consumed by these trains per round trip.
Shri.P.V.Vaidialingam, Divisional Railway Manager, Tiruchchirappalli division during his presidential address also stressed upon the need to control global warming and the use of green energy.He further mentioned that global warming can be controlled by Energy conservation also and suggested various steps for energy conservation in day to day life.
Technical papers were presented by Professor G. Subbaiyan of NIT/Trichy on the concept of Green building and Dr. V. Arunmozhi Selvan also of NIT, Trichy on Bio fuels.Shri Vishnukant, Deputy Chief Electrical Engineer explained the efforts by South Central Railway in constructing “Green Building” at Secunderabad.Shri P. Raveendra Babu, detailed the experience of Southern Railway in the use of bio-diesel being produced at Loco works/Perambur.
More than One Hundred and Fifty Officers and Supervisors from the Railway network of Southern Region, ie. SR, SWR, SCR, ICF & RWF attended the seminar.
The seminar was followed by a stage play named “Mr.Green”performed by ‘RailPriya’,a fine arts group of Railway Employees from Chennai.