The Indian Railways has won 17 awards at the ‘National Energy Conservation awards 2018’.
This is the highest number of awards bagged by a single organisation. The awards are given by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency under the Ministry of Power to various institutions for adopting energy efficiency measures.
Minister of Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal congratulated the officials for the achievement.
It participated in three categories-railway stations, hospitals and institutions out of the five major categories in which awards are given covering different subsectors. Under ‘transport’ category, Indian Railways obtained 10 awards for the subsector railway station.
Under ‘building’ category, Indian Railways got three awards for subsector Railway hospitals. Under ‘institution’ category, Indian Railways bagged four awards for subsector state PWD, CPWD and PHED.
Ten awards for railway stations sub-sector include Vidisha railway station in Madhya Pradesh which won the first prize, Jamnagar Station in Gujarat second prize and seven certificates of merit were given to Dwarka, Rajkot, Surendranagar, Hyderabad, Nizamabad, Guwahati, Jaipur and Kazipet respectively.