Indian Railways: ‘Green Revolution’ will be in Indian Railways! Aiming for the world’s largest eco-friendly railway network –

Indian Railways: Literally ‘Green Revolution’ is going to happen in Indian Railways. This is because the country’s overall railways have been targeted to zero carbon emissions from fossil-fuels. That target is to be met by 2030. If implemented, Indian Railways will become the largest railway in the world. How far is the railway from meeting that target? According to railway sources, in the last 8 years i.e. since 2014, about 32,000 route kilometers of the country have been electrified. Which is about 83% of the total taste. Along with this, a total of 1,973 route kilometers have been electrified in 2022-23. Which is about 41% more than last year. 5 railway zones of the country,—East Coast Railway (ECOR), South Eastern Railway (SER), Western Railway (WR), Eastern Railway (ER) and North Central Railway (NCR) have been fully electrified. Also, 1161 km of double lines and 296 km of sidings have been electrified so far. As a result, a total of 4,100 route kilometers have been electrified so far this year.
Indian Railways electrified a record 6,366 route km in 2021-22. In 2020-21 it was 6,015 route km.

Not only this, the following routes are now running electrified railways.—
• New Delhi to Kathgodam/ Ramnagar
• New Delhi to Samakhiali
• Chennai to Kanyakumari
Incidentally, on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while inaugurating the country’s seventh Bande Bharat Express, said that the development of the country is inextricably linked with the development of the railway infrastructure. That is why the railways are undergoing radical reforms and modernization. The center is making necessary investments for that. The Prime Minister said that in the last 70 years, electrification of about 20 thousand route kilometers has been completed in the country. In this regard, the Prime Minister said, “Centre is making record investments to build modern railway infrastructure.” But not only modern infrastructure, but also passenger safety, cleanliness, coordination, regularity, passenger comfort, service enhancement have also been looked at.

However, according to some experts, the target of making the railway network completely decarbonised is undoubtedly commendable. But if not only the railways, but the pollution as a whole cannot be controlled, if only the railways are decarbonized, there will be a gap in the work.

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