Sharing this with the media, railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw recently said that all efforts are being taken by Indian Railways to achieve the target by exploring more and more usage-renewal energy and completing electrification work on a fast pace. “By undertaking a big exercise like this, we are moving towards net-zero for the railways by 2030 and hope to achieve it,” he said.
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