Indian Railways to be ‘Net-Zero’ railway network! Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways aims to become the first-of-its-kind big rail network in the world to be fully electrified and the first-ever ‘Net-Zero’ railway.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal recently said that Indian Railways is implementing electrification at a very fast pace. Before Modi government came into power, the financial year 2013-14 saw rail electrification of 680 km. In a massive improvement, the Modi government electrified 5,200 km of rail lines last year, Goyal said.
The minister further claimed that by the year 2023, Indian Railways will be the world’s first railway of this size to be 100 per cent electrified and by the year 2030, it will be the world’s first ‘Net-Zero’ railway.
In the month of July, the Railway Minister had stated that all broad gauge routes across Indian Railways’ network will be electrified in mission mode. Read more
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