NDLS | Delhi, India
The massive New Delhi Railway Station, a 10 minute walk from our hotel, sits between Paharganj and Old Delhi. It handles about 500,000 passengers each day.
The solar panels that rest above each of the platforms had only been installed for a couple months at this point. I wondered if there was a plan to clean them regularly. It is hard to appreciate how much dust and other particulate matter is in the air here—though the partially obscured buildings in the distance provide some indication.
The noxious level of air pollution is, of course, the reason for the solar panels. The Indian government seems to be doing anything it can to mitigate the problem. Clean energy is one goal; another is to eliminate all diesel locomotives in favor of electric by 2020.
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