Green Railway Station Certification

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Recently, the Visakhapatnam railway station of East Coast Railway has been awarded the ‘Green Railway Station Certification with the highest rating of Platinum' by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).

About Green Railway Station Certification:

  • It is a rating system developed by the Confederation of Indian Industry and Indian Green Building Council with the support of the Environment Directorate of Indian Railway 
  • It is a voluntary and consensus-based programme.
  • This is the first of its kind holistic rating in India to address environmental sustainability in Indian railway stations.

Key facts about Indian Green Building Council (IGBC)

  • It is part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) formed in the year 2001. 
  • The council offers a wide array of services which include developing new green building rating programmes, certification services and green building training programmes. 
  • The council also organises Green Building Congress, its annual flagship event on green buildings.
  • The council is committee-based, member-driven and consensus-focused. All the stakeholders, corporate, Government, academia and nodal agencies participate in the council activities through local chapters. 
  • The council also closely works with several State Governments, Central Government, World Green Building Council, and bilateral multi-lateral agencies in promoting green building concepts in the country.


Q1) What is the objective of the Confederation of Indian Industry?

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering with industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes.

Source: Visakhapatnam railway station receives ‘Green Railway Station Certification’ with the highest Platinum rating