Guwahati, June 04 (NKTV): Indian Railways (IR) is presently 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.
As per reports, Railway Electrification which is environment friendly and reduces pollution, has increased nearly ten times since 2014.
Railways has planned to electrify balance Broad Gauge (BG) routes by December, 2023 to achieve 100% electrification of the BG routes across the nation.
Dedicated Freight Corridors are being developed as a low carbon green transportation network with a long-term low carbon roadmap, which will enable it to adopt more energy efficient and carbon-friendly technologies, processes and practices. IR is implementing two Dedicated Freight Corridor projects viz. Eastern Corridor (EDFC) from Ludhiana to Dankuni (1,875 km) and Western Corridor (WDFC) from Dadri to Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (1,506 km). Sonnagar-Dankuni (538 km) portion of EDFC has been planned for execution on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode.
Indian Railways has also incorporated Climate Change features in its own risk assessments and disaster management protocols.
Inputs from PIB