Did you know, UP Metro Rail Corporation saves more than 35 lakh litres of water every year?

Did you know, UP Metro Rail Corporation saves more than 35 lakh litres of water every year?

In addition to offering an easier intracity commute, UP Metro is known for its efforts for sustainable development that supports the ecosystem

According to the latest announcements made by the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation, UP Metro has successfully implemented rainwater harvesting initiatives, saving more than 35 lakh litres of water every year. Notably, the metro authority managing Lucknow Metro and Kanpur Metro released these statistics through its social media platform on the occasion of World Water Day.

Over 500 pits developed in Lucknow & Kanpur Metro

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In addition to offering an easier intracity commute, UP Metro is known for its efforts for sustainable development that supports the ecosystem. Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation's initiatives for water conservation also come under the ambit of the same commitment.

While talking to Knocksense, an official of UPMRC informed that there are more than 300 pits at the viaducts in Lucknow Metro. 17 other pits are set up at the metro stations in the Capital City. In Kanpur, there are a total of 200 pits at viaducts and one pit each at every metro station. On average, each pit can hold around 6,500 litres of water. In total, there are more than 525 pits in the state that have the holding capacity to save almost 35 lakh litres of water every year.

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In addition to this innovative rainwater harvesting measure, UP Metro authority has also equipped all functional metro stations with dedicated sewage treatment plants and effluent treatment plants. With the help of these STPs and ETPs, the wastewater at the metro is treated and reused for washing, cleaning and gardening purposes at the metro stations.

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