Date of Post : 05 Aug, 2017
New Delhi: The Indian Railways will reduce its emission intensity to the extent of 32% by 2030 by taking a series of energy efficient initiatives.
The interim emission standards for diesel locomotives are proposed to be drafted by the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change soon, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.
- He said,”The Indian Railways has committed to reduce its emission intensity to the extent of 32 percent by 2030 by taking a series of energy efficiency initiatives.”
- Gohain said,”It has also entrusted Rail India Techno Economic Service (RITES) for consultancy contract for study on emissions from diesel locomotives and setting up of emission standards.”
- The ministry had taken several measures to ensure compliance of the standards, including use of biodiesel blends & conversion of diesel power car in dual fuel mode, he further said.
- The minister added that the process of development of standards is likely to be completed by March 2019.