Indian Railways is all set to transform itself as ‘Net Zero’ Carbon Emission Mass Transportation Network by 2030 in a mission mode! As directed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the national transporter plans to solarise railway stations by utilizing its vacant lands for renewable energy projects. According to the Railway Ministry, Indian Railways is committed to utilize solar energy for meeting the requirements of its traction power as well as become a complete ‘Green mode of transportation’. In a press release, the Railway Ministry has stated, it has decided to install solar power plants on its vacant lands that are unused on mega scale.
The use of solar power in the Indian Railways network will accelerate Railway Minister Piyush Goyal’s mission to achieve the conversion of the national transporter to ‘Net Zero’ Carbon Emission Mass Transportation Network. The present demand for Indian Railways would be fulfilled by the solar power projects that are being deployed, making it the first transport organization to be energy self-sufficient. The move would help in making the national transporter green as well as ‘Atma Nirbhar’.