As part of its commitments & obligation to reduce carbon footprints, Indian Railways is compelling several initiatives in the field of Green Energy to accomplish the same
December 04, 2019. By News Bureau
The Indian Railways has announced that it has signed an agreement with the department for International Development (DFID), United Kingdom for collaboration in the field of energy efficiency of the Indian Railways.
As part of its commitments & obligation to reduce carbon footprints, Indian Railways is compelling several initiatives in the field of Green Energy to accomplish the same.
The memorandum of understanding (MoU) will focus on energy planning for Indian Railways in line with Governments’ policies and regulations including 100% greener sources of electricity supply, a government statement said on Tuesday.
The memorandum will also focus on embracing energy efficiency practices, enabling Fuel efficiency, battery operated shunting locomotives and capacity development like training programmes, industrial visits, field visits etc.
“The collaboration of Indian Railways with DFID, United Kingdom will go a long way in ensuring self-sufficiency and efficiency in terms of energy and greener Indian Railways,” the government statement said.
The MoU supports the goal of the Indian Railways for complete electrification of Railway network which has been approved by Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), and will reduce its carbon footprint and improve its finances through reduction in fuel cost.
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