Himachal Pradesh will take up the issue of its 7.19 per cent share in electricity generated from power projects run by Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) with the governments of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan to get the matter expedited.
With 20 projects of 1,500 MW capacity in pipeline, Rajasthan is targeting to increase its solar power generation to 3,780 MW by April next year in order to achieve the goal of 7,000 MW clean energy capacity in the next four years.
Moving beyond the five hill networks that are major tourist attractions, Indian Railways is planning to also preserve its old five-metre gauge tracks built during its early days in the British era to promote heritage tourism.
Moving a step forward towards commissioning the Western Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFC), the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd recently carried out the first trial run of an Indian Railways locomotive on the 190 km stretch of the corridor’s Ateli-Phulera section.
A major mishap was averted in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district after a diesel tanker fell sideways on the Jaipur – Mathura highway, resulting in a huge amount of diesel spilling quickly in the area.
Rajasthan has deployed ABB technologies, the power and automationtechnology group, for 40 per cent of clean solar powergenerated in the state, an official of the technology service provider company said.
The dry and arid western region of Rajasthan with perhaps several backward districts, such as Barmer, is set to see an investment of over Rs 1 lakh crore by private companies and PSUs in the oil and gas sector.
The solar energy sector that took a big leap in Rajasthan in 2017 attracting Rs 5,000 crore investments is poised for an exponential expansion in 2018. After adding record 955 megawatt in 2017 which is 42% higher compared with 2016, Rajasthan is set to double the existing capacity from 2,246 MW to more than 5,000 MW in the next two years. The year just went by will also be remembered when the solar tariffs crashed to new low of Rs 2.44 per KWh in the country for a 200 MW project in Rajasthan bagged by ACME Solar.
Train services resumed in Rajasthan’s Rashidpura Khori after a break of over two years after services were halted for work to broad gauge the track. The station is unique in its own way as it is perhaps the only one in India which is being run by villagers.
After a steep fall for over two years, solar tariffs rose marginally at the latest auction conducted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).