The solar systems on the Badarpur-Faridabad metro line will generate around 1.9MW of clean and cost effective solar power.

These systems installed on the roofs of the stations and depot are expected to generate 2.5GW of clean electricity annually, which will help in cutting 1,700 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.

DMRC representative commented: "The solar plants on the rooftops of the Faridabad line represent our commitment to clean energy, and to bringing the best technology and expertise to support our network. We thank SunEdison for their work on these plants, and look forward to working with them again."

SunEdison Asia-Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa president Pashupathy Gopalan said: "Millions of people rely on the Delhi Metro each day and by installing SunEdison’s solar system in eight of the metro lines, we are excited that these commuters will be able to benefit from a clean and reliable source of electricity.

"These systems took only two months to build and will generate electricity for the metro line for 25 to 30 years with little maintenance cost."

SunEdison is also building similar solar power plants at DMRC’s Yamuna Bank station and Yamuna Bank yard.

SunEdison Services will operate and maintain the solar power plants.