Thane Municipal Corporation

India Mayor: Meenakshi Shinde
Summary
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    Population 1886941
  • km 2
    Area 147.0
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    GDP N/A
  • emission
    Targets by Reduce 623763tCO2e GHG emissions
Targets

Targets by Thane Municipal Corporation

GHG emissions reduction targets

 

    Community
     

  • The Thane Municipal Corporation has committed to reduce its Community emissions by 623763tCO2e by 2019.
  • The target is going to be reached by activities in Stationary energy, Transport and Waste management sectors.

 

    Actions
    Installation of 10 kWp Solar PV System - Thane Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2010
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Completed

    Thane Municipal Corporation has installed Solar PV system for lighting at various municipal buildings. in last 2 years 10 kWp capcity system has been installed.

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    • Buildings
    local action
    Thane Station Area (East) Traffic Improvement Scheme (Proposed) - Thane Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2014
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    The project shall provide the missing link between the various Mass Public Transport Proposals planned by TMC as well as MMRDA. It will also provide excellent interchange facility for intra-city and intercity transport. Adequate Parking
    facility can also be developed in the scheme.
    The Thane Municipal Corporation intends to extend the said dedicated corridor on HCMTR route (Phase II). A transport Hub for interchanging the various other
    planned IPT modes is to be planned at Teen Hath Naka. Further, the technology of
    transport (BRT typologies/ Rail alternatives) is also to be determined.

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    Sectors:
    • Transport
    local action
    Installation of LED fixtures for the Gardens in the city - Thane Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2010
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Completed

    Thane Municipal Corporation has replaced conventional garden lights with energy efficient 15 W LED lights which resulted into about 50% energy savings. More than 200 such fixtures have been installed in last 2 years.

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    • Facilities
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    Installation of Solar Based Air Conditioning System of 160 T - Thane Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2010
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Completed

    Thane Municipal Corporation is installing Solar power based Air Conditioning plant (160 T) for a hospital and medical college.Diesel fired boiler shall be replaced by agro residue based briquette and methane gas fired boiler from the biomethanation plant.

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    • Buildings
    Energy Efficient Street Lighting with LED Technology - A Pilot Project - Thane Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2012
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Completed

    Thane Municipal Corporation has replaced 310 conventional street lights with energy efficient LEDs. The 250 W lamps were replaced by high lumen output 150 W lamps and 150 W lamps were replaced by 70 W lamps. It resulted into 47% of energy savings.

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    • Facilities
    Installation of T-5 tube lights for Municipal Buildings - Thane Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2010
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Completed

    Thane Municipal Corporation has modified conventional tube lights and ballast with energy efficient Tri phosphor T-5 tube lights and electronic ballast . This has resulted into better luminous efficacy as compared to conventional tube light fixtures. More than 2000 such tubes have been installed in last 2 years.

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    • Buildings
    local action
    Construction of Harit Janpath (Green Footpaths) - Thane Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2011
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    30km length of the street is to be covered under this project initially.
    Aim: To build pedestrian friendly green footpaths with railings. This project will support citizens to make more use of footpaths minimizing fuel consumption because of traffic.

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    • Transport
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    Net Metering in Thane City - Thane Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2015
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: In operation

    1) Green power generated and utilized at consumer end
    2) Transmission, Distribution and conversion losses can be minimized
    3) Surplus power exported to grid, storage batteries can be eliminated
    4) Cost per unit generation can be substantially reduced

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    • Buildings
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    Environmental Education and Awareness Program for The Municipal Schools in Thane - Thane Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2008
    • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
    • Status: Completed

    Thane Municipal Corporation in collaboration with The Energy and Resources Institute organized Environmental education program to create awareness among the students and teachers on Urban environmental issues through interactive, competitive and activity based learning modules.

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    • Other Emissions
    Installation of 136 kWp Solar Photovotaic (SPV) System for Municipal Buildings - Thane Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2013
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    136 kWp Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) system to be installed at verious locations of Thane Municipal Corporation.

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    • Buildings
    local action
    Power Saving in H.T. Connections by Providing Automatic Power Factor Control Panels - Thane Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2001
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Completed

    Thane Municipal Corporation has provided & maintained proper capacitor banks at many H.T. connections and also provided Automatic power factor controllers.
    As per the recommendations of Energy Auditor, power factor correcting capacitors have been installed near load center.

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    • Facilities
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    Installation of Energy Efficient Sodium-vapor Lamps for Street Lights - Thane Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2010
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Completed

    Thane Municipal Corporation has replaced 150 W Sodium-vapor street lights into 100 W Sodium-vapor lamps with better luminous quality. More than 600 such lamps have been replaced in last 2 years.

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    • Facilities
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    Installation of Solar Hybrid System - Thane Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2010
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Completed

    Thane Municipal Corporation has installed a wind- solar hybrid system at Solar Energy Center in Thane

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    • Buildings
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    Energy Audits for Various Locations in Thane City - Thane Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2010
    • Type: Assessment/Research
    • Status: In operation

    Thane Municipal Corporation is continuously carrying out energy audits for various projects and facilities like City Hospital and Medical college. auditoriums, water pumping stations in the city. These audits are allowing municipal corporation to assess different services for energy efficiency.

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    • Facilities
    local action
    Eco-friendly Celebration of Festivals at Thane - Thane Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2004
    • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
    • Status: In operation

    One of the major source of pollution of water resources in Thane is the annual ritual immersion of idol of Lord Ganesha. Most of the idols are prepared by plaster of Paris which contain Gypsum, Calcium, Sulphur, Phosphorous and Magnesium while the color contains toxic compounds of mercury, lead and cadmium. In order to prevent the pollution of these water bodies Municipal Corporation made innovative arrangements of creation of artificial ponds near the lakes.

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    • Other Emissions
    Environmental Awareness Program for Citizens at Thane City - Thane Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2007
    • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
    • Status: In operation

    TMC has published CD on Lake Conservation for Public Awareness. Water purification and
    softening plant of Bore well at Kalwa Ganapati Ghat, near Creek is implemented. Weather
    Monitoring Machine is installed for measuring different elements of the climate like Temperature, wind speed, Wind direction, Rainfall, Humidity etc. Thane Municipal Corporation has installed 6 LED boards for displaying different environment
    related messages and different projects of TMC for citizens, on experimental basis.

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    • Other Emissions
    Thane Railway Station Area (West) Traffic Improvement Scheme (Completed) - Thane Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2006
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Completed

    The project has ensured well planned traffic integration and
    dispersal system in and around suburban station area including interchange. It has also addressed the issues of parking management, traffic movement around the station and general improvement to the environment lowering air pollution and fuel consumption.

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    Sectors:
    • Transport
    local action
    Installation of Energy Efficient Fans in Municipal Corporation Buildings - Thane Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2009
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Completed

    Thane Municipal Corporation has installed energy efficient ceiling fans with service value more than 4 which consumes 50 Watt power in place of conventional 80 Watts. More than 1000 such fans have been replaced in last 2 years.

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    • Facilities
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    Awareness Programs for Plastic Waste: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle with Responsibility - Thane Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2005
    • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
    • Status: In operation

    Thane Municipal Corporation is taking initiative to reuse the plastic waste. Efforts are being taken by TMC to aware people regarding dry and wet waste segregation. Also, 5% rebate has been provided on property tax whoever Reducing, Reusing, Recycling waste of 50%.

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    Sectors:
    • Waste
    Installation Of Solar Assisted Water Heating System for Urban Poor Sector - Thane Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2012
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: Completed

    Slums: about 76,000 LPD of Solar Assisted Water Heating Systems installed in newly constructed building for urban poor population residing in slums under Basic Services for Urban Poor (BSUP) Scheme under JnnURM

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    • Buildings
    local action
    Use of Microprocessor Based Almanac Timers for Street Lighting - Thane Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2001
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Completed

    As a part energy saving, Thane Municipal Corporation has provided more than 170 numbers of microprocessor based 3 phase cyclic switching units in streetlight panels for precisely switching ON/OFF of street lights considering seasonal changes. Also, this item has been included in regular maintenance schedule of street lighting.

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    • Facilities
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    Tharmal Storage for Demand Side MAnagement - Thane Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2011
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Completed

    The inefficient reciprocating chillers having efficiency 1.8 kW/ton are replaced with Screw chillers having efficiency 0.8 kW/ton. This is unique demand shifting project for shifting demand from peak load period to lean load period providing Thermal Storage System. Installed at 2 auditoriums of TMC.

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    • Buildings
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    Energy Efficient Street Lighting with LED Technology and ESCO Model - Thane Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2014
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    Efforts are being taken in structuring and developing an ESCO (Energy Service Company) project for about 10,000 street lights to improve the illumination level ensuring large scale energy efficiency. It will result in modernization/augmentation with better operation and maintenance of street light service reducing the energy burden.cost on Thane Municipal Corporation.

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    • Facilities
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    Dedicate Pollution Control Cell to Monitor Environmental Parameters and Awareness - Thane Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 1995
    • Type: Organizational / Governance
    • Status: Completed

    Pollution Control Cell has a full fledged laboratory for Air and Water monitoring and mobile laboratory for onsite monitoring which is well equipped with instruments. Pollution Control Cell monitors Environmental Status of TMC area with awareness activities.

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    • Other Emissions
    Mandatory Installation of Solar Assisted Water Heating System through Development Control Regulations - Thane Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2012
    • Type: Regulatory
    • Status: Completed

    Use of Solar Water Heating (SWH) System made mandatory by the amendment in Development Control Regulations of Municipal Corporation. SWH was installed in Municipal buildings (maternity homes, staff quarters, etc.). Total SWH installations of about 36,500 LPD

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    • Buildings
    local action
    Modification and Up-gradation of Bio Methanation Plant - Thane Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2009
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Completed

    15 T capacity Bio- Methanation plant to treat Municipal Solid Waste; has been commissioned by Thane Municipal Corporation. During the modification work the riser and churner machine load is reduced to 16 HP from 100 HP. The plant produces 600 m3/day Methane which is being fed to 50 kVA biogas Genset to produce electricity.

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    Sectors:
    • Waste
    Dedicated Disaster Management Cell at Thane Municipal Corporation - Thane Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2005
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: Completed

    Thane Municipal Corporation has established a dedicated Disaster Management Cell with the primary aim of securing lives and protecting infrastructure in the city which will reduce the environmental impact of the disasters. This cell has also helped to minimize the resource consumption required to deal with disasters by taking many precautionary measures.

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    Implementation of Rain Water Harvesting Systems - Thane Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2007
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: In operation

    Thane Municipal Corporation has made mandatory implementation of Rain Water Harvesting Systems for new buildings and providing rebate about 5 % for the old buildings which will implement this system. As a result of this initiative more than 450 new buildings have established their Rain Water Harvesting Systems minimizing pressure on water resources during 2009-2012.

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    Water supply augmentation and up gradation scheme - Thane Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2007
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Completed

    1. Redesigning of Raw water Pumps for reducing head by lowering the depth of existing pipeline at Break Pressure Tank (new BPT constructed at lower level (9m) to reduce the head on the pumps. Originally 600 hp 2 pumps were delivering 120 MLD where as now 600 hp 3 pumps are capable to deliver 240 MLD)
    2. Lowering of head on Pure water pumps by redesigning the Pure water Pipeline and the discharging point at M.B.R
    3. Maintaining Power Factor at Pise and Temghar at or above 0.99
    4. Existing pumps replaced with new modified duty condition pumps by utilizing available motors.
    5. System Automation with SCADA system from Raw water lifting up to the distribution Reservoirs
    6. Recycling of filter bed back wash reject (6 to 10 MLD)

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    Amendment in Development Control Regulations for Mandatory Installation of Rain Water Harvesting Systems - Thane Municipal Corporation
    • Start year:
    • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
    • Status: Completed

    Thane Municipal Corporation has made rules for mandatory installation of Rain Water Harvesting Systems for all the new buildings. Also corporation is providing 5% rebate on property tax for the existing buildings implementing Rain Water Harvesting Systems. In last two years more than 400 new buildings and 10 municipal buildings have installed this system.

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    Lake Conservation Program at Thane - Thane Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 1998
    • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
    • Status: In operation

    Thane Municipal Corporation partnering with Ministry of Environment and Forest, State government has used Bioremediation technique for lake conservation. The overall project included public participation and making lake as a hub for economic activities, thereby providing an indirect source of livelihood for local people.

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    Integrated Nala (Sewer/drainage) Development Project - Thane Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2007
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Completed

    1) Encroachments in Nalla are removed.
    2) Obstructions due to various utility services in the flow of water are removed.
    3) Due to systematic disposal of storm water from catchments to creek, water logging & flooding situations in last year is reduced. i.e. before project there were 89 water logging spots which are reduced to 12.
    4) Annual maintenance for repairing Nalla walls is reduced & hence O & M expenditure is minimized.
    5) As flooding in the city area is reduced, cost for maintenance of asphalt road is decreased.
    6) Health & properties of the citizens are protected as water logging & flooding is decreased.

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    Advanced Sewage Treatment Plant with Effluent Reuse Potential - Thane Municipal Corporation
    • Start year: 2008
    • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
    • Status: Completed

    A sewage treatment plant of 120 MLD capacity based on C-Tech technology is
    operational at Kopari. This treatment is automatic for which SCADA system is used. This has
    saved the manpower for operation and maintenance. The treated water coming out of this
    plant has lowest COD, BOD and TSS which has helped in reducing the pollution of Thane
    Creek and conservation of aquatic life. This treatment facility has reduced the load on natural water resources along with energy conservation.

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    Inventories
    Community inventories

    The Thane Municipal Corporation has reported 6 Community emission inventories, since 1990. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2013, the Transport, Stationary energy and Waste management are identified as key emission sources.

    GHG emission from Thane Municipal Corporation
    GHG inventory in 2013
    Government operations inventory

    The Thane Municipal Corporation has reported 6 government operational inventories, since 1990. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2013, the Transport is identified as key emission source.

    GHG emission from Thane Municipal Corporation
    GHG inventory in 2013

    Mayor Meenakshi Shinde
    Thane Municipal Corporation, India

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