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100% electrification in railways in next 3.5 years, says Piyush Goyal

Union minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday hailed the strides India has made in the renewable energy field and said that the government is working towards transitioning into international solar grid.

He also said that Indian Railways will move to 100 per cent electrification in next three-and-half years.

“PM has promoted ‘One Sun, One World, One Grid’. India is taking lead role in International Renewable Community. Transitioning into international solar grid is something we are all working on. With PM-KUSUM Yojana we are bringing farmers too in renewable energy fold,” Goyal said while speaking at a Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) event through video conferencing.

“Railways will move to 100% electrification in next 3.5 years & 100% ‘Net Zero’ operator in next 9-10 yrs. By 2030, each one of us will be a proud citizen, owning the world’s first large ‘Clean Railways’,” the railways minister added.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had last week inaugurated Asia’s largest solar plant in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa.

The Prime Minister dedicated the 750-megawatt solar power plant to the nation through video conferencing. He said that it will not only help the state but the entire world as a secure foundation for a clean environment.

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