Reducing Carbon Emissions from Running Trains

Indian Railways have taken up a clean diesel project, to reduce the emissions from diesel locomotives and to bring them in consonance with the international emission standards. As part of the project, an initial feasibility study has been completed. Phase-II of the project for developing a prototype system for a locomotive is under process.

Indian Railways consumes about 2.5 billion liters of diesel annually. A work for Rs. 4.39 crore has been sanctioned for consultancy for reduction of exhaust emissions from diesel locos of Indian Railways.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways, Shri Bharatsinh Solanki in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

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