Indian Railways is a sustainable mode of transportation. It is uniquely positioned in the economy of India for carrying large volume of passenger and goods without imposing an unacceptable environmental cost.
Northern Railway the largest zone of IR has been alive to the need to improve energy efficiency over its Divisions, maintenance workshops and production units. NR has consciously put in efforts to increase the use of renewable sources of energy (Solar panels on coaches and station roof tops) over the years, waste water management and rain water harvesting in its units, efficient solid waste collection and proper disposal at station and offices, towards complete switchover to Bio-toilets in coaches for zero night soil discharge, large scale tree plantation on railway land especially along the railway tracks, electrification of routes to reduce dependency on fossil fuel, 100 percent LED lighting system in all railway premises and stations are some of the major steps taken.
To celebrate the World Environment Day the Environment and House Keeping Wing under the aegis of the Mechanical Department at the Northern Railway Headquarter office, Baroda House held several activities to make the employees aware and conscious of their responsibility towards the environment. This year’s theme is “AIR POLLUTION”. Banners and Posters were displayed on the perils of Air Pollution.
An awareness rally was held at Baroda House Today. It was lead by Ms. Archana Joshi, Additional General Manager. Smt. Chandralekha Mukherjee, Senior Deputy General Manager, Sh. Arun Arora, Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer, senior officials and staff of Northern Railway participated in the rally. A Rangoli competition was also held later in the day. Earlier on 2nd June, 2019 a sit in Drawing and Painting completion was held at Bharat Scouts and Guides Training Centre, Kishanganj, Delhi. 82 Children of different age groups participated in the event. A tree plantation programme was also held at Kishanganj. Prizes were given to the winners of the completions by Sh. Arun Arora, Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer today.