With Renewable Energy, Indian Railways To Go Green

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given a nod for the complete electrification of Indian Railways. This is aligned with its goal of transforming the national transporter to green railways.  

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With this move, Indian Railways will reduce its carbon footprint as well as the cost of investment in fuel.

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“As part of its obligations and commitment to reducing carbon footprints, Indian Railways is taking several initiatives in the field of green energy to achieve the same. In line with this, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Ministry of Railways, Government of India and Department for International Development (DFID), the United Kingdom on December 2 for collaboration on energy and sustainability,” an official statement said. 

The MoU will include several other initiatives for the promotion of sustainable energy such as adopting energy efficiency practices, fuel efficiency, electric vehicle charging equipment and more.

Recently, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal had said that the railways will be fully electrified in the next 3-4 years. He had tweeted, “The target of electrification of the entire railway in the next 3-4 years has been set, making it the world’s first carbon emission-free railway, along with that the railways are producing solar energy for their power needs.”