Trivandrum: Kavalkinaru railway station between N Panankudi and Aralvaimozhi in Nagercoil – Tirunelveli sector will be reopening on 01st November 2019. This station will be the first green railway station in Thiruvananthapuram Division.
Green railway stations are an evolving concept, for railway stations need to be sustainable and self-sufficient, to address environmental issues. The station will be completely Solar Powered, with TNEB supply functioning only as a backup source in case of failure of the solar power plant. All the LED lightings provided on the platform, ticket counter and station entrance are connected to the solar power plant. To limit power wastage the lighting system is designed to function based on motion sensor technology. After the recent completion of 100% LED in all the railway stations, Thiruvananthapuram division is aiming to convert more stations to the green railway station in coming days.