Jammu governor’s house gets solar-powered carsBy IANS
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
JAMMU - The Raj Bhawan or the governor’s residence in Jammu will now have solar-powered battery cars to ferry visitors and guests, something quite unique for Jammu and Kashmir.
The state Governor N.N. Vohra and union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah took the first ride Tuesday on a battery car within the Raj Bhawan, which is spread over 10 acres.
“Similar battery cars would be installed in Raj Bhawan in Srinagar. These would be used to ferry the visitors and guests,” a spokesman of the Raj Bhavan said in a release issued here.
The Raj Bhawans in Jammu and Srinagar - the two capital cities of Jammu and Kashmir - are visited by central ministers, chief ministers and other VIPs.
The Raj Bhawan has a 20-kilowatt solar power plant which provides energy for illuminating the security lights in its complex, and water heating system which heats 2,000 litres of water.
These systems have been installed at the Raj Bhawan on the pattern of Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.