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  1. 1. MANTHAN TOPIC FUTURE CITIES: Ensuring World Class amenities in urban India GREEN METRO AN INNOVATIVE WAY OF REDUCING CARBON FOOTPRINTS Team members : Wasim Qureshi, Rida Qureshi,Abhishek Somvanshi, Swati Chaturvaidi, Himanshu Rathore
  2. 2. GREEEN METRO Metro rail network in India is the second largest in south East Asia after Hong Kong.1 With the number of projects existing and in the pipe line it will sooner queue up amongst the top seven in the world.2 Modern metro introduced to Delhi in 2002 under the supervision of DMRC the capital city and the second most populous city in India.3 Since then it has witnessed many facelifts on technological front across different cities making transportation convenient and world class. From Smart Cards ,automatic smart card recharging machines to mobile apps to google transit.[4][5] More than 20 Metro train services are either existing and expanding or under- construction or in planning.6
  3. 3. Problem Statement:- Metro travelers buying tokens have to wait in long queues Not all travelers are handy with smart cards Metro cities with a floating population of 10000 to 5 lakhs commuters need assistance across different metro rail networks in different cities Energy of commuters is displaced which can be utilized to generate power across all stations-cum cities
  4. 4. SOLUTION:- To provide a mobile based application common to all metro rail networks across different cities (20 inline and more to be proposed projects) Utilization of Peizo-electric cells to generate power by harnessing the energy generated by human foot falls on metro station (economic during peak hours) Conserving Heat energy of passengers and channelizing it to precipitous necessities in nearby commercial residential complexes (parallel to Paris metro model) All three solutions propels our cities pan India on the path of becoming future cities
  5. 5. An All-India common application platform for metro rail travelers Features A Mobile based Application makes commuter book tickets on the go A common platform for transaction across metro rail networks pan India Simplify metro travel for immigrants irrespective of their native city Buying tickets (first of its kind in the world) Arrival Departure Next metro Metro Travel duration Nearest metro station, Parking availability Tourist spots near metro stations Security and emergency helpline numbers Benefits This will also reduce the man power required for transaction of metro travelers Single application for all metro train services metro travelers across different cities nationwide Reduce cash transactions at the ticket counters Help the commuters to avoid long queues for the purchase of tokens Enabling an newmigrant commuter at any metro train serviced city hassle free journey
  6. 6. Power Generating Floors (Piezo-electric Cells) Installing Piezo-electric cells to reduce our carbon foot prints Turning our metro stations into planet-friendly stations Utilizing conserved energy for lighting or automatic ticket gates in the station. Piezo Electric floor Take advantage of piezoelectric principles by harvesting power from footsteps in crowded places such as train stations, malls, concerts and anywhere where large groups of people move. The key is the crowd: One footstep can only provide enough electrical current to light two 60-watt bulbs for one second, but the greater the number of people walking across the piezoelectric floor, the greater amounts of power produced. It's not beyond the realm of possibility -- approximately 28,500 footsteps generate energy to power a train for one second [source: Christian Science Monitor]. Imagine what the combined power of commuters' footsteps during rush hour could do.7 Where Delhi metro single handedly manage 2.26 million commuters every day leave alone others 8
  7. 7. Hypothesis of utilizing body heat of the commuters at the metro station following the Paris Metro research. The calories emitted by passengers, around 100 watts per person, combined with the heat from trains moving along tracks and the underground location of the metro mean that corridor temperatures are 14-20 degrees Celsius all year around The project, which is based on geothermal technology, aims to draw heat from subterranean passages and move it to heat exchangers before supplying heating pipes. The system will complement district heating. The project should slash carbon dioxide emissions by a third compared to using a boiler room connected to district heating, for distributing heat generated in a centralized location for residential and commercial heating requirements such as space heating and water heating.9 CHALLENGES:-
  8. 8. To overcome hassles of Red-Tape Beaurocracy To provide services for all mobile platforms, “non-smart-phone users” and on all telecom spectrum To be able to take on best possible technology (Geo thermal or mobile platforms) for optimized efficiency Go for a PPP model to ensure  Speedy, efficient and cost effective delivery of projects  Value for money for the taxpayer through optimal risk transfer and risk management  Efficiencies from integrating design and construction of public infrastructure with financing, operation and maintenance/upgrading  Creation of added value through synergies between public authorities and private sector companies, in particular, through the integration and cross transfer of public and private sector skills, knowledge and expertise
  9. 9. References :- 1. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-07-15/delhi/40589554_1_ridership- metro-service-delhi-metro-rail-corporation Retrieved Dated 05-09-13 2. http://www.dailypioneer.com/sunday-edition/sunday-pioneer/landmark/delhi-metro-to- be-7th-largest-in-world-by-2016.html Retrieved Dated 05-09-13 3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delhi_Metro Retrieved Dated 05-09-13 4. http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-newdelhi/dmrc-launches-smart- phone-app/article5050958.ece Retrieved Dated 05-09-13 5. "Delhi Metro routes now on Google Maps". The Economic Times. 5 March 2010. 6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapid_transit_in_India Retrieved Dated 05-09-13 7. http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/house-music-energy- crisis1.htm Retrieved Dated 05-09-13 8. "Delhi metro's total ridership since 2002 crosses the total population of India". Press Release. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. 23 August 2010. Retrieved Dated 05-09-13 9. www.reuters.com/article/2010/09/06/us-heat-metro-paris-idUSTRE68522420100906 Retrieved Dated 05-09-13