Chennai: Metro stations to get e-autos quickly | Chennai Information
A CMRL official stated an app-based e-auto service was deliberate on the traces of these not too long ago launched. The e-auto has many security options for passengers and is usually pushed by ladies. “Our proposal to introduce the service remains to be underneath progress and dialogue is underway,” an official stated.
Final week, the chief minister flagged off 13 forms of photo voltaic and electrical autos to be operated by ladies. The autos are geared up with GPS, CCTV cameras, panic button and tabs and can be utilized for varied functions.
Other than common shareautos and cabs which function as much as a selected distance from stations, CMRL operates app-based e-bikes in collaboration with two totally different startups throughout eight stations. The service includes pick-up and drop-off hubs in and out of doors stations enabling commuters to e book bikes via an app.
E-auto providers, launched at Alandur station in January 2019, had been to be prolonged to different stations primarily based on commuter response, however had been quickly discontinued.
Whereas metro prepare providers had been launched to cut back the variety of automobiles and bikes on the highway and reduce emissions, each metro prepare has the capability to generate its personal vitality that on a mean can save about 30% of vitality drawn from the grid. The trains run on a regenerative braking system the place a three-phase traction motor put in on trains acts as a generator to provide electrical energy every time the brake is utilized. The facility generated goes into the overhead electrical energy traces (OHE) traces.
A four-car metro prepare, which runs roughly for about 400km a day, generates round 1900kWh via the traction system. This electrical energy is usually consumed by the rolling shares (trains) on the identical electrical part and the remaining is fed again to CMRL’s 33kv community. Producing its personal energy reduces dependency on Tangedco, which in flip can save its energy technology and ultimately carbon emissions.
As well as, CMRL has photo voltaic panels of greater than 5.5MW capability put in on the stations to energy lights. It additionally has plans to fee a 8MW solar power plant to generate greater than 1.16 crore models of electrical energy for prepare and station operations and save as much as 2.54 crore yearly in direction of the acquisition of electrical energy and likewise assist reduce down carbon emissions of as much as 11,587 tonnes a 12 months.