Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to social media to appreciate the efforts made by Indian Railways for harnessing solar power, calling it a ‘commendable progress’ in India’s commitment towards a greener future. The Prime Minister reacted to a post made by the Ministry of Railways on micro-blogging platform X (formerly Twitter) to express his appreciation.
The Ministry of Railways had posted, “Marching towards #MissionNetZero Carbon Emission by harnessing Solar Power
– Capacity increased 54x in the last 9 years
– Solar power capacity commissioned:
– Till March 2014: 3.68 MW
– 2014-23: 200.31 MW.”
Reacting to this, the PM wrote, “Shows commendable progress in our commitment towards a greener future. In just 9 years, we have enhanced our capacity significantly, taking significant strides towards #MissionNetZero Carbon Emission. Let us continue this journey, ensuring a brighter and sustainable tomorrow for India.”
Railway in India to run on net zero emissions by 2030
Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stated that by 2030, India will be a country whose railway network will run on net zero emissions. Earlier this month, the PM laid the foundation stone for the redevelopment of 508 Railway Stations across the country via video conferencing.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister remarked, “Our emphasis is on making Indian Railways modern as well as environment friendly”. He informed that 100 percent rail line electrification will be achieved very soon which will result in all the trains in India running only on electricity. The Prime Minister also mentioned that the number of stations that generate electricity from solar panels has increased to more than 1200 in the last 9 years. The Prime Minister emphasized that the government aims to produce green energy from every railway station in the near future.
He also mentioned that LED lights have been installed in about 70,000 coaches and the number of bio-toilets in trains has increased 28 times as compared to 2014. PM Modi underlined that all the Amrit stations will be built to meet the standards of green buildings. “By 2030, India will be a country whose railway network will run on net zero emissions”, he expressed.