Has incorporated waste management and water treatment measures
Indian Railways’ Habibganj railway station building which is being redeveloped has recently been awarded GEM 5 star rating received for the redeveloped railway station, office building, and staff quarters.
The railway station is designed and built as per green building parameters with maximum use of natural light, better ventilation, use of recyclable materials, use of recycled water, tapping of solar power, rainwater harvesting, environment friendly construction. Sustainable building design has been adopted as well as a climate-conscious approach, ensuring minimum harm to the environment while constructing and using the building. Sustainable building design also ensures optimum use of energy, water, natural resources, and less waste generation.
Water management includes metering, dual flush system, aerated water faucets and water audit. Total 500 KLD water is used at the station, generating 300KLD wastewater. Waste water management is done through STP, and 100% wastewater is recycled and used for flushing, gardening and washing washable aprons.
The dry and wet solid waste is collected through twin dust bins and disposed of as per the norms of the Municipal Corporation. The use of single-use plastic is banned at Habibganj Railway Station.