The United Nations Development Programme has invited request for proposal for appointment of an agency for improving energy efficiency in the Indian Railway System under Indian Railway – United Nations Development Programme (IR-UNDP) Project.

The scope of work involves analysing the existing data for the financial years 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, and 2013-14, which would be provided by the Indian Railways and defining the gaps present in the system over other system or similar to other industry or railway system. After analysing the gaps, the agency should focus areas for implementation of energy efficiency technologies and measures. The agency also should list the gaps for each of the 16 zonal railways covering 68 divisions on IR as well as workshops on all zonal railways.

The agency would advice action plan to implement any technological gap in achieving the measures and would set bench marks for any divisions and zonal railways implementing the measures of energy conservation and efficiency in future. The agency would also provide a qualitative analysis based on the data available for New Delhi, Mumbai CST, Chennai, Howrah railway stations.

Some of the energy and environment measures under the proposal are segregating 70/30 lighting circuits at platforms; CFL fittings; T-5 fluorescent tube lights; automatic power factor correction panels in HT/LT substations; replacement of ceiling fans; provision of LED based station name board; timer switch on high mast towers; electronic ballast in FTL circuit and metal halide circuit; automation of pumps for standard workshops, hospitals, residential colony & officer colony; energy efficient pumps; solar street light for colonies, training institutes; electronic kWh meters for residential quarters; replacement of HPMV lamps with metal halide lamps; energy audit, LED based lighting system for generally illumination for offices & stations; and installation of LED based light fitting in railway coaches as retrofit instead of fluorescent light.

The last date for submission of bids is May 15.

For close to five decades, UNDP has partnered with Government of India, civil society and the people of India to help them find their own solutions to global and national development challenges.

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