- Indian Railways has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with RailTel, a miniratna PSU under Ministry of Railways, for providing Video Surveillance System (VSS) work at 6049 stations of Category A1, A, B, C , D& E of Indian Railways.
State Government ofhas dispatched the first train with high quality bananas from Tadipatri, Anantpur in Andhra Pradesh to Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) in for export to international markets.
The Railway ofhas gone under Radio-frequency identification (RFID) project for Automatic Identification and Data Collection(AIDC) of rolling stock for improving the safety and reliability.
Indian Railways is expected to switch entirely to electricity by 2024, as stated Railways Minister Piyush Goyal. It will be the first railway network in the world to be run fully on electricity.is also planning to make the entire railway network a 'net-zero emission network' by 2030, it will run on clean energy and clean power.
Indian Railways has commissioned country’s first governmental waste to energy plant at Bhubaneswar. The national transporter has put in place the governmental Waste to Energy plant in Mancheswar Carriage Repair Workshop which falls under East Coast Railway. The waste to energy plant has been constructed in three months.
The new plant has been installed at a cost of ₹1.79 crore while the maintenance cost will be ₹10.4 lakhs per year and the estimated income from the byproducts will be ₹17.5 lakhs per year. The waste to energy plant uses a patented technology called POLYCRACK, is first-of-its-kind in Indian Railways and fourth in.
It is world’s first patented heterogeneous catalytic process which converts multiple feed stocks into hydrocarbon liquid fuels, gas, carbon and water. The process is a closed-loop system and does not emit any hazardous pollutants into the atmosphere.