Vijayawada Division of South Central Railway celebrates World Environment Day

Vijayawada Division of South Central Railway celebrated World Environment Day across the Division today. The main objective of celebrating World Environment Day is to highlight the importance of the environment and to remind people that nature should not be taken for granted. The theme for this year’s World Environment Day is ‘Ecosystem Restoration’.

Plantation Drives were conducted at all the major stations of the Division as a mark of its commitment towards green environment and to highlight the importance of afforestation. Health Inspectors of the sections conducted awareness campaign and counseled the contract staff on benefits of increased green cover and importance of ecological balance

Vijayawada Division has always played a vital role in the areas of green environment, preservation of green cover, energy conservation, use of solar energy, compliance to environmental regulations and application of renewable forms of energy in innovative ways.

During the current year, Vijayawada Division has undertaken many energy conservation measures which have reaped ample dividends. Vijayawada Division has completed 100 per cent installation of LED lights across the the length and breadth of the Division and had achieved record savings of 35.29 Lakh units per year. This resulted in savings of  2.09 crore rupees. The total installed Solar Capacity of the Division is around 548 KWP excluding all the solar water heaters installed at all the facilities.