Maharashtra’s first green station is Mumbai’s CSMT: Maharaj Chhatrapati Shivaji The Central Railway’s Terminus Railway Station is the first in Maharashtra to receive Gold certification from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) of the Confederation of Indian Industry. IGB was presented to Shri Sanjeev Mittal, General Manager, Central Railway, and Shri Shalabh Goel, Divisional Railway Manager, Mumbai, as well as a group of railway officials.
On receiving the certification, Shri Sanjeev Mittal thanked the workers and officials for their continuous efforts in implementing green initiatives and encouraged them to continue doing so throughout the Central Railway Zone. He also expressed gratitude to the IGBC team for honouring their efforts by awarding Gold certification to CSMT.
- The station has been built with differently abled and senior citizens in mind.
- Electric charging stations for certain parking spaces to promote the use of electric two- and four-wheel vehicles in the parking lot.
- There are trees and small parks covering more than 15% of the station site. Organic manure is used to maintain the landscape field, lawns, and other areas.
- Solar Panels: CSMT station has installed on site 245 kWp solar panels
- 100% lamps have been replaced with LED fixtures at station.
- Wifi, automatic ticket vending machines, tourism information and booking centre, food court, pharmacy and medical facility, and other smart passenger amenities are available.
- Measures to Implement a Plastic Ban the station has “Avoid Use of Plastic Bags” signs and digital display boards to raise consciousness about the negative environmental effects of plastic bags.
The ranking system promotes national priorities such as energy efficiency, water conservation, waste management, and the implementation of green building and environmental standards.