Indian Railways goes green like never before – from electric locomotives to use of solar power; top 5 steps


Indian Railways goes green like never before – from electric locomotives to use of solar power; top 5 steps

Indian Railways goes green! Piyush Goyal-chaired Ministry of Railways is taking various steps in a bid to promote a green environment and renewable energy. From the installation of bio-toilets to the electrification of railway tracks, the national transporter is making great strides over the last few years to enhance make the network environment-friendly.

Besides, Indian Railways being a major consumer of energy, several systematic programs have also been launched towards improving energy efficiency as well as energy conservation. These include the use of renewable sources of energy along with alternative fuels in its energy mix. Let us take a look at 5 major eco-friendly measures of Indian Railways:

1) Electric locomotives: Last year, the national transporter got its first ever 12,000 HP electric locomotive from Alstom. This was part of a ‘Make in India’ deal, worth 3.5 billion euros. Read More

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