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NSCBI Airport planning to generate own solar power

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Authorities at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport here are planning to generate their own power through solar energy, a senior AAI official said.

Airports Authority of India, Chairman, R K Srivastava said "There are plans for installing solar panels across 55 acres of land at the cost of Rs 130 crore to meet the power requirement of NSCBI Airport, which is around 15 MW".

"We are working on the lines of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's idea of self reliance and the proposed solar power project will generate around 20 MW, which will be more than sufficient for the NSCBI Airport," he said.

The AAI chairman said the aerobridges of the new and old terminals would be linked to facilitate operations at the airport.

"We are also presently scouting for an alternative land for a new tower for the Airport," he said. 

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  • News Section: Technology
  • Month: September
  • Year: 2015
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