Indian railways to become world’s first ‘Green Railways’ by 2030

by Akankshya Mahapatra

India will have the world’s largest green railway. To meet this goal, work is underway in the mission mode, the railways said. The railways said it would reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2030. The announcement was made by the Railways in a statement issued on the occasion of World Environment Day. That the railway network is being electrified.

This work is 10 times faster than in 2014. It is environmentally friendly and reduces pollution. Broadband is also planned to be electrified by December 2023. In addition, generating systems, bio-toilets and LED lights are being installed to make the trip more enjoyable.

The Railways signed an MoU with the Association of Indian Industries in July 2016 with the aim of taking green steps in Indian Railways. Under it, 39 workshops, seven production units, eight loco sheds and one store received Greenco certification. In addition, over the past two years, more than 700 stations have been awarded ISO: 14001 for environmental standards.

So far, a total of 718 stations have been certified with ISO: 14001. Over the next two years, the construction of high-speed rail between the country’s capital, Delhi and Meerut, has accelerated. The Delhi-Meerut section of the Delhi-based Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) near the new Ashok Nagar RRTS station has become the first pillar.

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