At present, most of the trains in Indian Railways are being run on electricity, but a change may be seen soon. Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said that Indian Railways is working on running trains with hydrogen fuel cell technology. The great thing is that a lot of progress has been seen in this in the recent past.
Giving information in response to a question in Parliament, the Railway Minister said that this is a very innovative project. It is being designed to demonstrate the use of hydrogen technology in railway operations. This is currently a pilot project. The production of this train is to be done at ICF Chennai.
Railways working on renewable energy
The Railway Minister further said that the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology Project is a very important development and shows the Railways’ commitment towards a green future. With this project, Railways will have the ability to operate trains using hydrogen.
Railways is reducing carbon emissions
Railways has made a plan for zero carbon emissions by 2030. For this, many decisions are being taken by the Railways. Also, the Railways is working on a plan to shift to many new technologies. Railways is using rail bridge, coat and star rating equipment, so that the work can be done in a very economical manner. Along with this, trains with good facilities like Railway Vande Bharat are being promoted. In the interim Budget 2024, the government had announced that more than 40,000 railway coaches will be made of Vande Bharat standard.
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