Indian railways

Rajkot Division of Western Railway Awarded for Saving Energy

The award which is given out by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency and the central government’s Ministry of power, recognizes public and private entities for optimum saving of electricity. Achieving milestones in energy efficiency, the Rajkot Division of Western Railway has received five awards for saving huge amounts on their electricity bills because of using […]

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Indian Railways Embraces Mission 100% Electrification

It will cost the national transporter around Rs 12,000 crore and all broad gauge lines of Indian Railways will be electrified. In a bid to enhance Indian Railways’ operations, the PM-led cabinet has approved the Railway Ministry’s suggestion to electrify the remaining 13,675 kms of railway tracks. The approval comes as a part of Railway […]

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Indian Railways Debuts Solar-Powered Non-AC Coaches

These solar panels will help run the fans, lights and mobile charging points in the coaches of Indian Railways In another significant initiative towards solar application, Indian Railways has launched the first batch of non-AC coaches fitted with flexible solar panels. These solar panels will help run the fans, lights and mobile charging points. The […]

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260 KW Solar PV Plant to be Installed at Indore Railway Station

Indore railway station has already 20 KW capacity of a solar plant which saves around 5 percent of total electricity consumption of the station. In a major move to shift from conventional source of energy to green energy, Indian Railways have decided to install a mega solar power plant at Indore railway station. The station […]

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Guwahati Railway Station Goes Solar, Becomes first in North East

The power station was commissioned in April 2017. It will help in reducing the carbon emission and also downsize the power bills of the station. As the country is aggressively striving to shift from conventional to greener source of energy, the Guwahati railway station has become the latest entry to run completely on solar power. […]

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Indian Railways to Provide Rooftop Solar Panels at More Stations

It has planned to source 500 MW solar energy by providing rooftop solar panels at its railway stations and other buildings. In a move to go green, Indian Railways (IR) has planned to provide solar panels at many of its railway stations. Railway Ministry in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha said, it has […]

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Piyush Goyal: NLC India to Bid for Railways’ Solar Projects

NLC entered into the solar sector with the commissioning of a 140 MW plant at Neyveli. In a significant development, Union minister Piyush Goyal said state-owned NLC India is working hard to bid for Indian railways’ solar projects. According to the Minister, Indian Railways will start bidding process soon, “for expanding solar footprint of railways […]

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Budget 2018 is Favorable for Power Sector & Saubhagya will Boost Demand

The vulnerability over the inconvenience of duty – import duty, shield obligation and hostile to dumping duty – including courses of events and their quantum proceeds for the solar energy sector. The Union Budget for 2018-19 is probably going to have a generally positive effect on the power aspect with the push towards extending power […]

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Using Solar Power Indian Railways Saves Crores in 2017

The Railway officials said the savings were made by using LED fittings at stations, solar-run UPS systems at reservation centres and solar water heaters in the ‘running rooms’ at Miraj and Ghorpadi. Indian Railways have saved a total of Rs 1.45 crore in electricity bills in 2017 by using solar energy at the Pune Railway […]

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