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Railway to invest more on solar-powered coaches, seeks funds for 12-coach rake

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 11, 2017

More than six months after the trial run of south India’s first solar-powered coach began along the Jan Shatabdi route between Coimbatore and Mayiladuthurai, the coach continues to run only on trial.

The coach has now begun running between the Chennai and Vridhachalam...

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Renewable target moves closer as 750 Indian railway stations receive solar boost.

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 6, 2017

Train stations along one of the most used railway corridors in the world will soon have their dependence on traditional sources of energy loosened thanks to the power of the sun. The 750 stations in north India belonging to Indian Railways, one of the largest railway networks...

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Railways launches first DEMU train with solar-powered coaches

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 17, 2017

The railways today launched its first solar-powered local train here with a battery bank facility which ensures sufficient power even in the absence of sunlight.


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Indian Railways to add 400 Megawatt solar power capacity current fiscal

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 28, 2017

The Indian railways, which is working on an ambitious plan to reduce its dependence on conventional fuels and cut down energy bill, is planning to award 400 Megawatt (Mw) of solar energy...

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Indian Railways to set up additional 8,500 km of transmission lines to end dependence on state discoms

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 9, 2017

Indian Railways, which is working towards saving its energy bill and ending dependence on state discoms, is planning to expand its own power transmission lines by an additional 8,500 km....

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Solar panels, batteries may power lights and fans on 250 trains

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 6, 2017

Indian Railways will install flexible solar panels and batteries to power fans and lights on 250 local trains, giving another boost to India’s rapidly growing renewable energy programme....

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Railways to reduce emission by 33 per cent by 2030

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 5, 2017

Going green, the Indian Railways is stepping up efforts to reduce emission by 33 per cent in the next 10-12 years through sustained energy efficiency measures and and maximum use of clean fuel...

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Visakhapatnam railway station to get solar units soon

By : sustainabilityo..., May 30, 2017

In an attempt to go green, the Waltair railway division is planning to set up roof-top solar plants at the city railway stations and other offices in public private partnership (PPP mode)....

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Emission standards soon for Railways

By : sustainabilityo..., May 3, 2017

 Indian Railways will soon come under emission standards, with the Engine Development Directorate of the Research Designs and Standards Organisation drawing up the draft norms for diesel locos...

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Railways eyes Rewa-type solar plant with Madhya Pradesh Government

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 20, 2017

The Rewa Ultra Mega Solar (RUMS) park could turn out to be a game-changer in renewable energy in India. Soon after bids were cleared for the 750MW project, the railways approached the MP...

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