Nag­pur Metro de­signed by Enia Ar­chi­tects tagged as one of the green­est in the coun­try

Nag­pur metro, de­signed by Enia Ar­chi­tects, has been tagged as one of the green­est in the coun­try thanks to its many in­no­va­tive, eco-friendly fea­tures

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Move­ment of peo­ple and goods within city lim­its and from one city to an­other now has be­come a se­ri­ous prob­lem in the wake of rapid ur­ban­iza­tion. Growth in size of the city and its pop­u­la­tion has led to in­crease in pol­lu­tion, traf­fic con­ges­tion with the re­sul­tant in­crease in travel time. The rapid ur­ban­iza­tion in cities re­quires a trans­port net­work not only for com­mut­ing, but also for sus­tain­able growth of the city.

A mass trans­port sys­tem like the metro rail net­work can trans­form a city into a sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment by im­prov­ing the qual­ity of life of its in­hab­i­tants. It is pol­lu­tion-free, and a re­li­able mode of trans­port, which brings to the city a new pulse, rhythm and metronome.

Ac­cord­ing to Bri­jesh Dixit, MD, Maha-metro Rail Cor­po­ra­tion, the Nag­pur Metro Rail Project is be­ing planned, de­signed and im­ple­mented to be the Green­est Metro with many in­no­va­tive and unique fea­tures. All sta­tions, ad­min­is­tra­tive build­ings and de­pots have been planned and de­signed to achieve Max­i­mum Rat­ing un­der IGBC. All the Green Norms of MRTS Green Build­ing are be­ing im­ple­mented and mon­i­tored. Th­ese in­clude En­ergy & Water ef­fi­ciency, Waste Water Man­age­ment, En­hanced In­door En­vi­ron­ment & Com­fort, and 100% seg­re­ga­tion of waste at source, etc.

The Nag­pur Metro project in phase-1 has two lines run­ning north to south and east to west, in­ter­sect­ing in the heart of the city at Sitaburdi. It has been tagged as one of the Green­est Met­ros of the coun­try since it has many green fea­tures, which in­clude: • So­lar Farm­ing • Bio-di­gesters for sewage treat­ment • Re­for­esta­tion • Elec­tric/so­lar-pow­ered Feeder Ve­hi­cles • Dou­ble glazed build­ing en­ve­lope with sun-shad­ing

el­e­ments • Sta­tion in­te­grated with Metro de­vel­op­ment at TTMC

through a di­rect el­e­vated link • Shaded Pa­tios • Cre­at­ing more green/open ar­eas in to­tal­ity at each

level • Re­de­vel­op­ment of Nag River front • Rain-water Har­vest­ing • LED Lights • Ef­fi­cient Cen­tral Air-con­di­tion­ing • Green Ed­u­ca­tion • Pre-cast con­struc­tion method­olo­gies to save time and cost

All the sta­tions of Nag­pur Metro are be­ing planned to be Green Sta­tions un­der IGBC’S green rat­ing pro­gram. Up to 65% of the power re­quire­ment dur­ing the op­er­a­tional phase will uti­lized from so­lar en­ergy. The roofs will be com­pletely cov­ered by so­lar pan­els; water will be re­cy­cled to have zero pol­lu­tion loads on public in­fra­struc­ture by us­ing DRDO based bio-di­gesters. The re­cy­cled water will be used for flush­ing and gar­den­ing through dual plumb­ing sys­tem.

Maha-metro has planted 5,000 saplings that have a sur­vival rate of more than 90% at the Am­bazari area. Plant saplings and trees will also be planted in sev­eral parts of the city to en­hance the sur­round­ings. Th­ese are es­ti­mated to re­duce CO2 by 100 tons per year.

For us, sus­tain­able ar­chi­tec­ture not only uses tech­nol­ogy or engi­neer­ing, but also starts with sus­tain­able plan­ning of a project. Ar. Shival Man­chanda, Enia We are cur­rently work­ing on the ar­chi­tec­tural and engi­neer­ing de­sign of 11 metro sta­tions and re­lated de­vel­op­ment around them. Each sta­tion has a dif­fer­ent con­text and hence spe­cific so­lu­tions are re­quired for spe­cific com­plex prob­lems. Ar. Atri Joshi, Enia

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