Indian Railways plans to become Net Zero Carbon Emitter by 2030 – Indian Government has set a target of 33% emissions intensity reduction as part of its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Railways have set a target of becoming a “Net Zero” entity by 2030 by completing the electrification of all railway tracks. Indian Railways is contributing to India’s NDC towards combating Climate Change through several means:
- By 2030, is to enhance the share of the Railways in the overall land-based freight transport from 36% to 45%.
- Indian Railways will establish Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFCs) to reduce emissions by about 457 million tons of CO2 over a 30-year period.
- Railways will work in improving their energy efficiency for both diesel and electric traction which will result in the reduction of GHG emissions for the country.
- PAT Scheme to be executed in the railway sector.
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