The railways is working in mission mode to become the largest Green Railways in the world and is moving towards becoming a ‘net zero carbon emitter’ before 2030.
- The Indian Railways (IR) is working in mission mode to become the largest Green Railways in the world
- Capturing the economic benefits of electric traction in an accelerated manner, the railways has planned to electrify balance Broad Gauge (BG) routes by December, 2023 to achieve 100 per cent electrification of BG routes
- The railways has also signed an MoU with the Confederation of Indian Industry in July 2016 for facilitation of Green initiatives on IR. Under this, 39 workshops, 7 production units, 8 loco sheds and one stores depot have been ‘GreenCo’ certified. These include 2 platinum, 15 gold and 18 silver ratings
- Green certification mainly covers assessment of parameters having direct bearing on the environment, such as energy conservation measures, use of renewable energy, green house gas emission reduction, water conservation, waste management, material conservation, recycling etc.