The first ‘green building’ of the Indian Railways developed by Indian Railways Institute of Civil Engineering (IRICEN) was inaugurated in the city on Friday by A P Mishra, member engineering, Railway Board. The Railways hopes the building will earn internationally recognised green building certification, ‘platinum’ rating.
Newly recruited engineers of the Indian Railways are trained at IRICEN. Apart from the civil engineers who get in-house training in track and bridge, many railway engineers from developing countries as well as other government departments and private organisations are trained in the institute.
“Railways is the prime mode of transport in the country. It’s important for rail engineers to be well-equipped with technical knowledge to deal with problems that may confront them . The new building has state-of-the-art facilities that will enable the institute to undertake modern training modules for candidates,” said Mishra.
“Today is a historic day as we are inaugurating the first ‘green building’ in Indian Railways. IRICEN should be congratulated for successfully utilising unused wooden rail sleepers in construction of the building,” said Subodh Jain, GM, Central Railway. C P Tayal, director,IRICEN, P K Saxena, principal chief engineer, M K Gupta, chief administrative officer, Vishal Agarwal, divisional railway manager, and other officials were also present.