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To fight carbon emission, ER fixes solar panels on passenger train

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 14, 2019

In a landmark move, Eastern Railway started operating a Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) with solar panels on its roof between Sahibgunj and Jamalpur in its Malda division from Saturday. The...

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Cabinet approves electrification of 13,675 km non-electrified rail routes at a cost of Rs 12,134 crore

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 13, 2018

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today approved electrification of 13,675 km of non-electrified railway routes at a cost of Rs 12,134.50 crore. The idea is to make the...

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Plastic Bottle Crushers Installed at Four Railway Stations to Protect Environment

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 29, 2018

South Central Railways has installed huge machines capable of crushing and recycling plastic bottles at four stations in Kachiguda, Secunderabad, Nizamabad, and Vijayawada. The initiative has...

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Visakhapatnam Railway Station achieves 100 per cent energy efficiency

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 22, 2018

Visakhapatnam Railway Station of East Coast Railway has earned the unique distinction of being the first Energy Efficient ‘A1 Category’ Railway Station over the Division. The station has...

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NLC India to aggressively bid for railways' solar projects: Piyush Goyal

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 15, 2018

Union minister Piyush Goyal today said state-owned NLC India plans to aggressively bid for Indian railways' solar projects. ...

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Subject Tags: railways , solar projects

LED lights to illuminate all South Central Railway stations by March 2018

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 20, 2017

All 704 railway stations under the jurisdiction of South Central Railway (SCR) will be 100% illuminated by LED lights by March 2018, General Manager Vinod Kumar Yadav said on Tuesday....

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The world’s first fully electric solar train launched in Australia

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 19, 2017

An Australian rail company has restored a disused train to be 100 percent powered by solar energy- a world first for the transportation sector.


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Kacheguda declared India's first energy efficient railway station

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 12, 2017

Kacheguda has become India's first energy efficient 'A1 Category' railway station on Indian Railways. Kacheguda railway station comes under the South Central Railway (SCR).

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IRFC launches first US$500 million green bond on behalf of Indian Railways

By : sustainabilityo..., Dec 7, 2017

Indian Railways Finance Corporation has issued its inaugural green bond on behalf of Indian Railways — the world’s fourth largest rail network.


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Railway to invest more on solar-powered coaches, seeks funds for 12-coach rake

By : sustainabilityo..., Sep 11, 2017

More than six months after the trial run of south India’s first solar-powered coach began along the Jan Shatabdi route between Coimbatore and Mayiladuthurai, the coach continues to run only on trial.

The coach has now begun running between the Chennai and Vridhachalam...

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