Delhi metro first railway to earn UN carbon credits

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  1. bengalraider

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    BBC News - Delhi metro first railway to earn UN carbon credits
    Congratulations to the entire DMRC and a special thanks to Mr Elattuvalapil Sreedharan without whose guidance i doubt this magnificent addition to India's infrastructure would have been possible.Hat's off to you and your team sir!
     
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    Proud moment!

    Thank you Sreedharan sir. This was possible only because of your restless efforts. DM is now world's first train network to earn UN carbon credits. A best example set here for West/East to learn from.
     
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    Delhi Metro is definitely a roll model, i wonder if Bangalore metro is as good?
     
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    It will only become good if you take pictures of north east girls with your camera.
     
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    What? I was only takeing pictures of myself!!
     
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    Who takes pictures of himself in public spaces ? :laugh:

    You were taking pics of girls and got caught by some bhaiya.
     
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    Oh yeah, Mr. Sreedharan: first Konkan Railway and now Delhi Metro. This man deserves to be the Railway Minister.
     
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    So France must have a trillion carbon credits coming our way. We are much cleaner than Delhi.
     
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    Edited: Was in bad taste.
     
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    Yet, far less clean than Japan.
     
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    France makes the Top 10 cleanest countries list every year... Japan nowhere close. They have too much radiation I guess. :lol:
     
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    Good job with Delhi Metro.

    Now, this is what I want connecting all the capitals of India, including those in North East.

    Train à Grande Vitesse - Duplex (France)
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    Inter City Expreßzug (Germany):
    [​IMG]

    Sapsan or Сапсан (Russian Federation):
    [​IMG]

    Shinkansen or 新幹線 (Japan):
    [​IMG]


     
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    ^^ Great idea, but High speed trains are best suited to relatively shorter distances 500-750km. Any longer and they become not so viable since taking a plane is cheaper and faster.

    In India, High speed trains will work best on

    Bangalore-Chennai-Hyderabad
    Ahmedabad-Mumbai-Pune
    Jaipur-Delhi-Agra sections

    Anywhere else will be largely a waste of money.
     
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    Who will stop,cows,buffalo,Tractor tralley, dog,cat,small child running over on those Indian tracks..:whistle::whistle::whistle::confused::confused::confused::frusty::frusty::frusty:
     
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    The tracks will have to be fenced on both sides and also run on elevated sections for substantial stretches. Standard operating procedures world wide. People will not be able to cross them as they please.
     
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    The roads may be clean with some fake flowers and clean pavements but the reality is the carbon foot print of Europeans is more than most people. An average American consumes 19 barrels, the average EU man consumes 14 barrels, Average Indian consumes only 0.8 barrels of oil. You cant deny that, if you combine EU as an block then its still one of the largest polluters in the world. You also need Carbon minus points for polluting all these years, it will take another 40years for your nations to recover from that past minus points. :laugh:
     
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    Hey man, do not insult me by throwing us in with Yanks. France is a separate country and environmental culture and have our own standards which are much higher than theirs. You can see our carbon footprint is only 1.25% of the globe while we are 5% of GDP. India is nearly 6% carbon emissions and only 2.7% of global GDP. Our economy is much cleaner per Kwh than any major economy on Earth.

    List of countries by carbon dioxide emissions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Overall credits? Maybe.

    For rail network? You can try next time. For now no other metro in the world other than DMRC satisfies UN criteria.


    UN Carbon Credits for Enviro-Friendly Delhi Metro

    First metro rail system gets UN carbon credits
     
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    Inshallah your wish should come true!
     
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    DMRC has received the Carbon Credits due to the unique Regenrative Braking system. In simple language it means that everytime the trains brake, the traction motors generate electricity and it is transfered to the Over Head wires.

    DMRC Prevents Emission of 90,000 Tonnes Carbon Dioxide
     
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