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NWR To Set-up a Waste-to-energy Plant To Generate Energy From Plastic Waste

Posted By Rail Analysis

Post Date: 05/06/2017

Category: Others,   Type: Indian Railways

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JAIPUR: The authorities of North Western Railways (NWR) have drawn up an innovative plan to generate energy from plastic bottles & cups that are disposed of at the Jaipur junction, daily. The NWR would set-up a waste-to-energy plant that would generate energy from the plastic waste. The capacity of the plant will be 5 ton MSW (Municipal Solid Waste) daily.

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  1.  Jain said,"We have a water recycling plant which on average saves 1,8 lakh litre of water every days. We already have a water treatment plant for washing coaches, now we are also setting-up another plant to clean platforms of Jaipur junction.'
  2.  The new plant would use recycled water to clean platforms & help railways save groundwater for non-drinking purposes.
  3.  NWR has become leading player in the nation for using solar panels on trains to generate energy for coaches, Jain said.
  4.  Jain said,"As of now coaches draw energy for lights and fans from the engine, however, we have begun the test run of solar panel which will light up coaches."
  5.  If the test run yields successful results, then the same model will be replicated on the trains too, Jain added.
  6.  Jain said,"The solar powered trains would down the cost of the fuel, we have already been using these solar panels at other parts of our stations."

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