In the Recently concluded event , Shri Piyush Goyal has confirmed that Indian Railways will become a “Net Zero” carbon emitter by 2030 .
He said,”With the current action plans on anvil for 100% electrification, coupled with renewable strategies, Indian Railways will become a net zero carbon emitter by 2030. However, it is always a team which needs to work in partnership, with a collective effort of working towards a common goal.”
Sharing the scale of modernisation & transformation Indian Railways has been able to achieve, Goyal said, “We have been able to ramp up track renewal to 476 km every month.”
The minister said,”In the last 64 years, freight loading has increased by 1,344 per cent in Indian Railways. Passenger travel in terms of kilometres has increased 1,642 per cent. The total investments in 2013-14 in the capital infrastructure of the railways was slated for about Rs 46,000 crore, which is now made Rs 1,41,000 crore for this year.”