CII-IGBC launches World's First Green High-Speed Rail Rating System

Gachbowli, Hyderabad, India (Metro Rail Today): The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)-Indian Green Building Council has launched the IGBC Green High-Speed Rail Rating System during an exclusive session with the National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) on Monday.

"IGBC appreciates and acknowledges the excellent leadership of Achal Khare, Managing Director, NHSRCL in opening new perspectives on how Indian High-Speed Rail project can become a green role model", an official said.

The rating system was launched online by Khare and V Suresh, Chairman, IGBC. The session was attended by officials of NHSRCL, IGBC and industry leaders & expert of transit sector.

The IGBC Green HSR rating system is a first- of- its- kind in the world and exclusively developed to address the sustainability aspects of High-Speed Rail (HSR) projects. The rating system is developed aligning the requirements with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

This is the first of its kind in the whole world and a bid achievement in the Indian perspective as the country aspires to have a better and efficient public transit system

India is pioneering the green metro movement with 600+ metros stations from 13 metro authorities creating newer benchmarks in embracing the green concepts and setting ambitious environmental targets for the coming decades.

"This exclusive green rating programme for High Speed Rail (HSR) developed by CII-IGBC would help NHSRCL to ensure adoption of unique and futuristic green concepts during designing, construction and operations phases of Mumbai- Ahmedabad HSR corridor', Mr Khare said.


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