Web Exclusive | April 2018
Rail LED mission on home stretch
The Chakradharpur railway division is likely to save around Rs 2.5 lakh annually in energy bills at three of its key stations, namely, Tatanagar, Rourkela and Jharsuguda. Railway officials said that installation of LED lamps at all the three stations, one of which is A1 category (Tatanagar) and the other two A category, was 80 per cent complete. Work was expected to be completed in another one week or so. The objective is to save on electricity bills. Energy Efficiency Services (EESL), the agency entrusted with the work, has completed majority of the work. All platforms in the three stations have been illuminated with LED lamps. Installation of LED lamps in the circulating area is underway, sources said. He said work to install LED lamps was also almost complete at Chakradharpur, Adityapur and the remaining 40-odd stations of the division. Apart from stations, LED fittings were also being installed at offices. LED lamps are energy efficient and emit light in a specific direction, unlike traditional incandescent and compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) that emit light and heat in all directions. LEDs are, therefore, able to use light and energy more efficiently leading to savings on energy bills.