On a daily basis, Indian Railways uses approximately 56 Million Units of electrical energy. It has taken a number of steps to adopt environment-friendly technologies. For example; Railways has decided to electrify 100 per cent of its Broad Gauge Rail routes in mission mode to make railways a green mode of transport, Railway minister Piyush Goyal told Rajya Sabha in a written reply to a question.
Goyal further said that the Indian Railways has planned to source about 1000 Mega Watt (MW) Solar Power and 200 MW of Wind Power. Besides, many energy efficiency measures have been taken to reduce carbon footprints. These include:
– Use of energy efficient 3-Phase technology with regenerative features for electric locomotives, Mainline Electrical Multiple Units (MEMUs), Electrical Multiple Units (EMU), trains sets for better energy efficiency. Read More
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