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Railways to set up 3GW solar capacity on vacant land

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 5, 2020

In what will add further heft to India’s credentials as a clean energy champion, state run Railway Energy Management Company Ltd. (REMCL) will tender, supervise and manage electricity supply from 3 gigawatt (GW) of solar plants that will be built on vacant Railway’ land. In...

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RITES Tenders for 1 GW Solar PV Projects on Indian Railways Land

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 30, 2020

RITES Limited, an engineering consultancy company which works under the aegis of the India Railways, has issued a tender for setting up of 1 GW of land-based solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects on land owned by the Indian Railways. The scope of work for the selected...

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Indian Railways to launch Hydrogen-powered train

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 6, 2020

India Railways is working on development of a Hydrogen-powered suburban train and has floated an Expression of Interest for industry participation, rail minister Piyush Goyal said. “Hydrogen is planned to be sourced from industry in India. Hydrogen production is not planned...

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Govt bets on solar panels along rail tracks, barren land to raise capacity

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 3, 2020

India aims to boost solar power generation by encouraging the installation of panels along rail tracks and on barren land, the finance minister said on Saturday as the country looks to cut its carbon footprint and accelerate clean energy production. Looking to expedite clean...

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Railways to source 1.2 GW green energy

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 10, 2020

One of the significant actions taken in this direction has been installation of solar panels at stations and service buildings across the zone. All stations in a particular section of South Central Railway have been provided with solar panels to tap the natural energy....

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Railway gives push to green energy projects

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 2, 2020

The Railways is accelerating its efforts to install and use renewable energy as part of its objective to reduce carbon footprint and reduce its power costs. It aims to source about 1,000 MW of solar power and about 200 MW of wind power by 2021-22. Currently, it consumes 200...

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Cabinet approves administrative arrangement on Cooperation in the field of Railways between the Ministry of Railways, India and the Directorate General for Mobility and Transport of the European Commission

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 24, 2019

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved administrative arrangement on Cooperation in the field of Railways between the Ministry of Railways, India and the Directorate General for Mobility and Transport of the European Commission to strengthen...

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Railways will save Rs 13,000 crore per annum in fuel bill post electrification: Manoj Sinha

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 5, 2018

Railways will save Rs 13,000 crore per annum in fuel bill and reduce carbon emissions by around 3.4 million tonnes a year after the electrification of railway lines is completed, Minister of...

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