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Kochi Metro Rail Ltd on the greening track

Joining hands with the Kochi Metro Rail Ltd, one of the country’s most ambitious eco-friendly projects, the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) is all set to hold a Kochi Metro Greenathon on October 6th.

Published: 01st October 2013 12:18 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st October 2013 12:18 PM   |  A+A-

Joining hands with the Kochi Metro Rail Ltd, one of the country’s most ambitious eco-friendly projects, the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) is all set to hold a Kochi Metro Greenathon on October 6 to promote the concept.

A cycle rally will be flagged off from Aluva to Petta, the first and the last Metro stations of the Kochi Metro at 7 am on Sunday.

Meanwhile, hundreds of participants will take part in the walkathon to be organised as part of the event from the Durbar Hall ground to Edappally.

The rallies will touch various Metro station routes in the city and culminate at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium at 8.30 pm.

“The IGBC conducts such events every year as part of the World Green Week Celebrations. Since the Kochi Metro is the latest metro in the country, we decided to join hands with the KMRL for the purpose. Ministers, MLAs and celebrities will participate in the event. Various organisations, including the Indian Navy and Cochin Bikers Club will also take part in the cycle rally,” B R Ajit, chairman, IGBC, said.

Organisations like the Rotary International, Lions Club international, CII, Young India, Indian Institute of Architects, Indian Institute of Interior Designers, Kerala Management Association, CBSE School Association, EDRAAC, BAI, Kerala Chamber of Commerce are also associating with the Greenathon.

The IGBC will launch a slew of measures to promote the concept by roping in several residents associations and other organisations. Also, the Council will provide free consultancy to builders who wish to construct eco-friendly buildings.

 “A study conducted by the IGBC has revealed that 40 per cent of the carbon emissions in the country is caused by construction industries,” Ajith said.

The prizes for the debate on “Cost of Greening the World - who should bear the cost, developed or developing countries,” as well as painting competitions on the theme hoomikku Chernnoru Veedu’ organised by the IGBC across the state at 50 schools will also be distributed. The winners will be given gear sports bikes along with a cash prizes.



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