Aug. 28, 2020

Railways Minister announced that Indian Railways is set to meet all it's energy needs of more than 33 billion units by 2030. The current annual requirement is about 21 billion units.


  • With the ambitious plan of achieving 100% electrification for Railways by the year 2023, Indian Railways energy consumption is set to become more than 33 billion units by 2030 from its current annual requirement of about 21 billion units.

  • Railways have developed a mega plan for installing solar plants of 20 Gigawaat capacity by utilizing its vacant land by 2030.

  • The use of solar power will accelerate the mission to achieve conversion of Indian Railways to ‘Net Zero Carbon Emission Railway’.