Indian Railways to set up 20 GW solar power plants

The Indian Railways is ready to set up 20 GW (gigawatts) solar power plants on its surplus land.

Union Commerce, Industry and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said, “The Indian Railways plans to use its surplus land to generate 20 GW of renewable energy from ‘Made in India’ solar or wind equipment to fulfill its power network.”

The Union Minister said that the Indian Railways will be a 100 per cent electricity-driven rail network in the coming years which would make it the largest such network in the world.


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