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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- 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.'
- The new plant would use recycled water to clean platforms & help railways save groundwater for non-drinking purposes.
- NWR has become leading player in the nation for using solar panels on trains to generate energy for coaches, Jain said.
- 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."
- If the test run yields successful results, then the same model will be replicated on the trains too, Jain added.
- 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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