Indian Railways' 'net-zero' goals hinge on electrification, solar, storage

Hydrogen and Carbon capture technologies are other avenues to achieve goal, which will lead to a reduction of 60 million tonnes of emission a year

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According to latest data, 46,677 RKM of track electrification has been achieved of which 796 RKM has been undertaken during fiscal 2021-22

Twesh Mishra New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address at the COP26 conference has once again brought the focus on the Indian Railway’s quest to become a net-zero carbon emitter.

“Passengers numbering more than the entire population of the world travel by Indian Railways every year. This huge railway system has set itself a target of making itself ‘net zero’ by 2030. This initiative alone will lead to a reduction of 60 million tonnes of emissions annually,” PM Modi said at the COP26 conference.

This goal was spelled out by then Rail Minister Piyush Goyal in July 2020 as he rolled out plans to

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First Published: Nov 02 2021 | 6:26 PM IST

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