The Delhi Metro is taking an incredible step to embrace alternative energy. The metro will install solar sound barriers on its elevated corridors, that will also help generate electricity. The Better India reports that the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will be installing these sound barriers as a pilot project, that will reduce noise considerably on the viaduct between its upcoming Okhla Vihar and Jasola Vihar stations, under the Magenta Line of Phase-III.
Installed on either side of the stretch, the barriers will generate as much as 1 MWp (mega watt peak) of solar energy. Although countries like Austria, Switzerland, Germany, France and Italy already boast such installations, this is the first time a metro rail network in India is using the tech. The solar power generated will “be utilised for the captive application of the Delhi Metro, and the surplus power will be fed to the DMRC grid”.