The Indian Green Building Council has given platinum ratings to 14 underground stations of Chennai Metro Rail (CMRL) for adopting the green building concept. These stations form part of phase one of Chennai Metro Rail project.
Washermenpet, Mannadi, High Court, Central, Government Estate, LIC, Thousand Lights, AG-DMS, Teynampet, Nandanam, Saidapet, Pachaiyappa’s College, Kilpauk, and Nehru Park are the stations that have been awarded the ratings by the IGBC.
It may be recalled here that earlier, CMRL was awarded with the same rating for 13 elevated stations and five underground metro stations. With the new award received on Monday, all 32 stations under phase 1 fall under this category for being compliant with green building norms.
All these stations of CMRL are designed in order to be user friendly, energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Further, some of the stations are equipped with salient green features like rain water harvesting, harnessing solar energy, and access to physically challenged commuters.