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Indian Railways bets big on solar and wind power! Check visionary move by national transporter

Indian Railways pushes for clean-green energy! Taking forward its green energy initiative, Indian Railways has decided to offer land, which is lying vacant, to install 500-megawatt solar power plants. These solar power plants will fulfill the energy requirement of the national transporter.

As part of an ambitious plan, Indian Railways is aiming to install 200-MW wind plants and 500-MW solar power plants by 2021-22 across the zones and production units (PUs), as per a PTI report. The 500-MW solar power plants will be installed atop roofs of buildings belonging to Indian Railways. The installation process will be carried out under the PPP (Public-Private Partnership) model.

Indian Railways has already launched a pilot project for land-based power plants. Under this project, a three-megawatt plant has been installed at the Modern Coach Factory (MCF), Raebareli Read More

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