Union Cabinet Sanctions India-UK MoU for Energy Self-Sufficiency in Railways

An official release said under the MoU signed by Railway Ministry with DfID, the parties decided on the scope of activities to be undertaken as a part of the endeavor for enabling energy efficiency and energy self-sufficiency for the Indian Railways

January 08, 2020. By News Bureau

The Union Cabinet has announced that it has provided its approval to Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the UK's Department for International Development for enabling energy self-sufficiency in Indian Railways.

An official release said under the MoU signed by Railway Ministry with DfID, the parties decided on the scope of activities to be undertaken as a part of the endeavor for enabling energy efficiency and energy self-sufficiency for the Indian Railways.

The parties agreed for energy planning for the railways in solar and wind energy sector, energy efficiency practices, fuel efficiency, development of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and battery-operated shunting locomotives.

The release believed that the objective of the programme was to support structural reforms and the integration of renewable energy into the electricity grid.

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