Konkan Railway takes the green route

Replaced : 70 Watt High Pressure Sodium Vapour (HPSV) bulb

LED 24 watt

Quantity : 1.41 lakh




Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd. (KRCL) has replaced power-guzzling high pressure sodium vapour (HPSV) lamps in its railway tunnels with light emitting diode (LED) lamps, which were dedicated on the occasion of World Environment Day on June 5th.

  • As many as 1.41 lakh LED bulbs have found a place in 91 tunnels of KRCL across coastal Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra.
  • KRCL has said that with the installation of LED bulbs, the corporation has considerably reduced carbon footprint thereby contributing to energy conservation and environment preservation.
  • Each 24 Watt LED bulb would consume just one-third of the energy used by 70 Watt HPSV bulbs.

Konkan Railway: Quick Facts

  • It is a railway line which runs along the Konkan coast of India between Mumbai and Mangaluru.
  • It was constructed and is operated by the Konkan Railway Corporation.
  • It runs from Roha in Maharashtra till Thokur in Karnataka for a total distance of 741 km, along the west coast of India and Western Ghats. It connects Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka States.
  • The Konkan is a coastal strip of land bounded by the Sahyadri hills on the east, and Arabian Sea on the west.

Sources: The Hindu, Konkanrailway.


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