Railways’ move to be a clean, green transporter

Railways’ move to be a clean, green transporter

Transporting 23 million passengers daily in 65,000 carriages on 13,500 trains, Indian Railways encounters an enormous challenge in keeping its stations and trains clean and environment-friendly. The Railways set up, in January 2015, Directorate of Environment and Housekeeping Management to spearhead its green initiatives.

Railways’ policy framework to earmark one per cent lumpsum provision in all works/project estimates towards environment-related works is complemented with a common pool of best practices coordinated for optimal gains.

Apart from being the country’s largest landowner, the Railways is also the single largest consumer of energy and water, consuming around 1.8 per cent of electrical energy generated in the country and around 3 per cent of total diesel oil. Read More

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