Indian Railways, the lifeline of the country, carrying over 23 million passengers every day is the largest passenger carrying system in the world. It is also the single largest consumer of natural resources and a major contributor to green environment due to reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It has set a goal of turning 100 stations green within next one year.
With economic growth, the passenger and freight traffic on the Indian Railways is expected to grow from 3,635 billion passenger kilometres and 961 billion tonne kilometres respectively in 2005 to 19,427 billion passenger kilometres and 6,677 billion tonne kilometres respectively by 2030, an increase of more than six folds. Read more
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