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Tuesday, 20-February-2018

Railways to be cost-effective

We will have cost-effective energy options for railways: Prabhu

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu has emphasized the need of identifying cost-effective options to achieve and realize an energy system with least environmental impact.

"Indian Railways, being a significant consumer of energy, identifying cost-effective options to achieve and realize an energy system with least environmental impacts, is essential," Prabhu said. He also said that the Indian Railways' "Vision 2020" document states that the key target is to utilize at least 10 per cent of its energy requirement from renewable sources.

"As a part of this, Indian Railways has planned to set up 1,000 MW solar power plants and about 200 MW of wind power plants by 2020 across zonal railways and productions units," he added.