According to the data, Chennai has 321 registered green projects – 119 are residential, 117 are commercial, 19 projects are city railway stations operated by the MRTS. The other projects fall under rating systems like factories, landscape and buildings that are already up.
The rank according to the data shows Mumbai (698 registered green projects) as the top Indian green city, followed by Pune (362), Bengaluru (333) and Chennai. Architect C N Raghavendran, chairman, IGBC (Chennai), has been quoted by the daily as stating that the reason Chennai is going green is because of the Tamil Nadu government’s policies like rainwater harvesting, solar power plants for high-rise buildings, etc.
Contributed By Sonia Narula