Indian Railways become World's Largest Green Railways

Highlights:

  • Indian Railways are on their way to becoming the world's "largest green railways," with zero carbon emissions.
  • Dedicated freight corridors are being developed into a low-carbon green transportation network with a long-term low-carbon roadmap, which will enable it to adopt more energy-efficient and carbon-friendly technologies, processes and practices.
  • In 2016, an MoU was signed between Confederation of Indian Industry and IR to facilitate green initiatives on IR.
  • Climate Change features have been incorporated into Indian Railways' risk assessments and disaster management protocols.
  • The Environment Sustainability Report, published annually by IR and subsidiary units, establishes a framework document defining strategies and focal points in the context of climate change, the issues at stake, and steps to address them.