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India will soon have 100 Smart & Green Railways Stations
People's participation will facilitate a greener & healthier India
Mr Suresh Prabhu, Hon'ble Minister for Railways
Mumbai, October 8, 2016: Today while addressing the delegates at Green Building Congress 2016, Hon'ble Union Minister for Railways Mr. Suresh Prabhu said that, "All the upcoming 100 smart cities would also have smart & green stations.

Mr Suresh Prabhu also highlighted the activities and initiatives of Indian Railways, aimed at conserving resources. Restoration of water bodies, energy management, use of LED lights, promoting green toilets, planting of trees along the tracks are some of green initiatives of the Ministry, added Mr Prabhu.

Mr Prabhu called on the need and importance of designing creative and innovative buildings which will conserve natural resources. In this regard, the concept of green buildings is extremely relevant. Green building movement should become a mass movement and every building should be a green building, he underlined.

Ar Tai Lee Siang, Chair, World Green Building Council said that, "India is in the forefront of global Green Building movement and I appreciate IGBC's contribution. This is the result of Government-industry and people's partnership. The need of the hour is to work towards promoting sustainable development across the globe."

Dr. Prem C Jain, Chairman, Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) said that, "Over 3,800 green building projects are currently registered with IGBC, amounting to over 4.45 billion sq.ft of green building footprint. Today, India stands no 2 in the world in terms of largest registered green building footprint. IGBC's vision is to facilitate 10 billion sq.ft of green building footprint by 2022.

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