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By 2024, railways to run 100 percent on electricity: Piyush Goyal

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 28, 2020

Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday announced that the entire network of railways in the country will run on electricity by 2024. "We are embarking on rapid electrification of the rail network by 2024, we expect the entire railways to be 100 percent...

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Indian Railways to be fully electrified in next 3-4 years

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 25, 2019

Indian Railways, country’s national carrier, is taking steps to minimise carbon footprint by reducing the number of trains running on diesel and to fully bring the network to run with electric locomotives. As on 01 November 2019, 37,237 route kilometers of rail lines have...

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PFC looks for safer bets like e - vehicles, charging infrastructure

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 18, 2019

Power Finance Corporation (PFC) is looking for new sectors to fund as it wants to hedge the risks associated with lending to the nation's ailing utilities, according to people familiar with the matter. The country's top lender to electricity projects is exploring new areas...

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Railways testing waters for locomotives to run on lithium-ion batteries

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 3, 2019

After a push for electrification, the Indian Railways is now testing waters for locomotives that can run on lithium-ion batteries. Chittaranjan Locomotive Works will be making 10 such railway engines. A locomotive, powered by lithium-ion batteries, has already been developed...

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Govt has decided to achieve 100 per cent electrification of railway in 10 years: Goyal

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 29, 2019

The government has decided to move towards achieving 100 per cent electrification of railways, as part of efforts to curb carbon footprints, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday. The railways minister also said he has a mission that in next 10 years, Indian Railways...

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Siemens equipping Indian Railways' electrification initiative

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 13, 2019

Siemens is equipping Indian Railways in its initiative to upgrade its electric locomotives from 6000 HP to 9000 HP, the company said on Wednesday. Siemens is supplying indegenously-made...

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Sekura, CLP eye Kalpataru’s power transmission assets

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 16, 2019

Edelweiss Infrastructure-backed Sekura Energy and CDPQ-backed China Light & Power (CLP) India are in separate talks to acquire the power transmission assets of Kalpataru Power Transmission (...

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All trains coming to Delhi to be on electric traction from December 2019: Piyush Goyal

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 11, 2019

 All trains coming to Delhi will be on electric traction from December 2019, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said Thursday. ...

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Indian Railways Pushes Towards Goal Of Full Electrification By 2022 With ABB Deal

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 20, 2019

The deal will supply ABB’s industry leading converters for electric trains to Diesel Locomotive Works in Varanasi in Northern India. ABB will build the converters at one of ABB’s largest...

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Indian Railways Plans to Install 1 GW Solar Capacity by 2020-21

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 7, 2019


Ministry of Railways has announced that it plans to set up 1000 MW solar power by 2020-21 which would assist Railways to source about 10% of its electrical energy from renewable source, Minister of State of Railways, Rajen Gohain said in a written reply to a question...

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