Carbon Neutrality Status To RGIA, First In Asia Pacific

Describing it to be a feather in the cap, CEO Kishore said that they are also shifting to energy-efficient LED lighting for the entire airport

Hyderabad: The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad received level 3 neutrality status regarding carbon by Airports Council International (ACI)  revealed its operator GHIAL.

The prestigious certificate was given away by ACI’s president, Asia Pacific, Kerrie Mather to CHIAL CEO SGK Kishore, COO Manish Sinha and others.

The elated GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), a GMR group led consortium which maintains and operates the airport announced about conferring of carbon neutrality certificate a magnificent ceremony held in Doha, Qatar.

The certificate was given under Airport Carbon Accreditation programme of ACI, the industry standard for assessing airport’s efforts to manage and reduce carbon emission, said a statement released by GHIAL.

The Airport Carbon Accreditation programme launched in 2009, comprises four levels of detecting carbon levels – mapping (1st level), reduction (2nd level) optimisation (level 3) and neutrality (level 3).

While the Hyderabad achieved first and second levels in 2012, it got the 3rd level status in 2013. It took three years for it to achieve the highest level.

Describing it to be a feather in the cap, CEO Kishore said that they are also shifting to energy-efficient LED lighting for the entire airport. He said that 75 percent of it has been completed.

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హైదరాబాద్ చేరుకున్న ప్రధాని

  • స్వాగతం చెప్పిన గవర్నర్, ముఖ్యమంత్రి, బీజేపీ నేతలు

హైదరాబాద్‌: ప్రధాని నరేంద్ర మోడీ శుక్రవారం ప్రత్యేక విమానంలో హైదరాబాద్‌ చేరుకున్నారు. శనివారం ఉదయం ఆయన డీజీపీల సదస్సులో పాల్గొంటారు.  ప్రధానికి  శంషాబాద్‌ విమానాశ్రయంలో తెలంగాణ, ఆంధ్రప్రదేశ్ రాష్ట్రాల గవర్నర్‌ నరసింహన్‌, తెలంగాణ రాష్ట్ర ముఖ్యమంత్రి కేసీఆర్‌, రాష్ట్ర మంత్రులు, బీజేపీ నాయకులు స్వాగతం పలికారు.  ప్రధాని ఆ తర్వాత జాతీయ పోలీసు అకాడమీకి వెళ్లారు.

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Warm welcome to Sindhu, Gopi

Hyderabad: People in great number throng at Shamshabad airport to welcome Olympic Silver medal winner P.V. Sindhu and her famous couch P. Gopichand at 9:00 AM on Monday. They got into an open vehicle to participate in the victory march from Shamshabad to Rajendra nagar en-route to Gachibowli. Massive celebrations are under way at Gopichand Academy where Sindu and Gopichand would be felicitated.

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Telangana Dy CM Mahmood Ali, Home Minister Narasimha Reddy and Talasani Srinivas Yadav welcoming Sindhu at Shamshabad Airport

Soon after the function Gopichand and Sindhu are scheduled to meet Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, who earlier announced an award of Rs. 5 cr to Sindhu. Mr. Nara Chandrababu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, had also announced a cash award of Rs. 3 cr. People standing en-route have showered flowers and garlands on Sindhu and Gopichand. The kind of celebrations that are taking place in Hyderabad can be compared to the historic welcome event to TRS chief KCR when he arrived in Hyderabad from Delhi after the formation of separate state of Telangana became a reality.

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CM KCR felicitating Sindhu and Gopichand on Monday

Telangana Chief Minister Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhara Rao (KCR) felicitated Olympian Silver medalist PV Sindhu at his office on Monday. Both P Gopichand, the mentor who coached Sindhu, was with her.  Earlier, KCR’s son and IT Minister K Taraka Rama Rao (KTR) presented a momento to Sindhu at Pullela Gopichand  Academy at Gachhibowli. Sindhu and Gopichand arrived at the Academy at the head of a long victory rally that took several hours to reach Gachhibowli from Samshabad airport.

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Governor ESL Narasimhan with Sindhu and Gopichand on Monday

Sindhu and Gopichand called on Governor ESL Narasimhan later in the evening. Sweets were distributed at Raj Bhavan to celebrate the memorable victory at Rio.

Sindhu and Gopichand are travelling to Vijayawada tomorrow morning. They will be taken to PWD Grounds in a colourful procession from Gannavaram airport where they will land around 8.30 am. AP Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu will honour them in a fitting manner.

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