India’s Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Memorandum of Understanding with the UK Department for International Development (DFID) for enabling energy self-sufficiency project for Indian Railways.
The two sides agreed to implement new activities as a part of the efforts to enable energy efficiency and energy self-sufficiency for the Indian Railways.
The parties will jointly work to develop projects and activities for Indian Railways on energy planning, fuel efficiency, electric vehicle charging, infrastructure deployment and battery shunting locomotive.
The Ministry of Railways and the Department for International Development signed cooperation agreements covering technical, policy, research and commercial aspects in field of development of energy sector for railway transport.
The objective of the programme is to support structural reforms and the integration of renewable energy into the electricity grid. It aims to achieve more sustainable and inclusive economic growth, better energy security and reduced carbon emissions.