Indian Railways to reduce carbon emission to zero by 2030: Union Minister Piyush Goyal

The Union Minister of India, Piyush Goyal, on Wednesday, talked about how Indian Railways is looking upon reducing carbon emission to zero by the year 2030. The announcement came through the official twitter handle of the minister.

“By 2030 we will be a net-zero railway, our carbon emission will be zero. Indian Railways transports nearly 8 billion passengers and 1.2 billion tonnes of freight every year. Ours will be the world’s first railways of this scale to go green,” Piyush Goyal tweeted.

Prior to this announcement, Goyal had come up in front of the media with the idea of establishing 100% electrification of rail networks by the year 2030.

“We will have 100 percent electrified train network by December 2023, the first railway of this scale in the world which will be diesel-free, 100 percent electric,” Goyal said.

If achieved, it will be a great feat for the national transporter. The electrification will not only help in getting close to the zero-carbon emission goal but will also help in improving the average speed of the trains.