New Delhi: Delhi Metro has been certified by
the United Nations as the first metro rail-based system in the
world to get carbon credits for contributing to the fight
against climate change by help reducing pollution levels in
the city by 6.3 lakh tons every year.
The organisation has also earned carbon credits worth Rs
47 crore annually for the next seven years.
With nearly 20 lakh people taking the new age transport
system every day, the Metro has helped reduce pollution and
emission of green house gases as it is a completely
non-polluting and environment-friendly system.
"Thus, DMRC has helped in reduction in emission of
harmful gases into the city’s atmosphere and the United
Nations Body administering the clean Development Mechanism
(CDM) under the Kyoto Protocol has certified that DMRC has
reduced emissions," Delhi Metro spokesman Anuj Dayal said.
Thus, Dayal said, the organisation earned carbon credits
worth about Rs 47 crore annually for the next seven years and
with the increase in number of passengers, this figure shall
No other Metro in the world could get the Carbon Credit
for the above because of the very stringent requirement of the
United Nations body to provide conclusive documentary proof of
reduction in emissions.
"It is difficult to give documentary proof of the
difference of energy consumption of two scenarios, i.e.
with Metro and without Metro. DMRC proposed an innovative
method of proving the emissions using sampling techniques.
After rigorous persuasion the UN body has finally agreed with
this technique as it is very scientific in nature," Dayal
Delhi Metro has helped remove more than 91,000 vehicles
from the roads of Delhi daily.