Indian Railways Accelerates Green Initiatives towards 2030 Target

The Ministry of Railways is propelling Indian Railways into a sustainable future with a vision to achieve Green Railways by 2030. A series of impactful initiatives have been initiated to address global warming and combat climate change.

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Railway Electrification, improving energy efficiency of locomotives & trains and fixed installations, green certification for installations/stations and switching to renewable sources of energy are parts of its strategy of achieving net zero carbon emission. Indian Railways has undertaken some major initiatives to Go Green. The details of the areas/activities identified and their present status are as under:

Solar Power: Non-traction + Traction: Total Installed Capacity is 216.36 MW:

 Capacity Commissioned (MW)
Commissioned till March 20143.68
Commissioned during 2014- Dec 2023

155.98 (rooftop)

56.7 (land based)

During 2023, 71.37 MW solar power (21.37 on Rooftop + 50 MW on land) was provided.

Wind power: Total Installed Capacity is 103.4 MW:

 Capacity Commissioned (MW)
Commissioned till March 201410.5
Commissioned during 2014-2392.9

As part of commitment to reduce carbon footprints, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Indian Railways, Government of India and United States Agency for International Development/India (USAID/India) on 14th June, 2023 for collaboration on Renewable energy and Energy efficiency.

These initiatives underscore Indian Railways’ commitment to reducing carbon footprints and align with global efforts for a sustainable and eco-friendly rail network.

Source: PIB- Press Release | Images Credit (representational): MOR

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