The Railway Ministry is taking several steps to become environmentally friendly. As a part of their Go-Green Initiative, Indian Railways is setting up solar panels, installing bio-toilets and banning the use of single-use plastic material. Details below:
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Indian railways are installing solar panels over rooftops of stations and railways buildings. Train stations that are using solar energy include Anand Vihar Terminal, Hazrat Nizamuddin and the New Delhi railway station.
Indian Railways is in the process of installing bio-toilets in trains. They aim to have 100% bio-toilets in all the trains by this year.
The Indian Railways is implementing electrification rapidly. A total of 5200 km of railway lines are already electrified.
Indian railways have imposed a ban on single-use plastic with less than 50-micron thickness. Additionally, plastic crushing machines are installed at various stations. Further, Indian Railways is encouraging the use of terracotta kulhads, plates and glasses to reduce the use of plastic altogether.