100% Electrification of Indian Railways

Indian Railways Minister Mr Piyush Goel has announced today that the Modi government has decided to electrify 100% of railway routes in Indi thus moving away from being the largest diesel consumer in the country. The Railways is moving on a green path and Indian Railways is attempting to be the first 100% electirifed large railways in the world. The Indian Railway covers approximately 120,000 KM today. The minister also declared the intent that in the next 10 years, all the electricity consumed by the Indian Railways would be sourced from renewable energy. Towards this, the railways has embarked on large scale solarisation of railways stations. Also, energy for train operations would be sourced from renewable sources. The minister was speaking at the Sustainablity Summit organised by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).

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