The plan, announced in parliament, is an extension to the bid to install 1 GW of solar generation capacity during the current fiscal year and hit 5 GW in 2025. The emphasis will be on trackside and static rooftop installations rather than solar train roofs, said the minister for railways.
Reaffirming Indian government’s commitment to promote renewable energy, Interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal laid emphasis on the need for increased use of electric vehicles and new-age energy solutions. He also highlighted that the Indian government would meet its target of universal household electrification by the end of March 2019.
The total capacity of 5 MW Solar as part of railways 1,000 MW solar mission is commissioned on four central stations – Hazrat Nizamuddin, Anand Vihar, New Delhi, and Old Delhi Railway Station.
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