IR plans to go green with hydrogen-fuelled trains

Taking a big leap towards going green, the Indian Railways has decided to introduce the country’s first hydrogen fuelled train. Initially, the technology will be introduced on the 89 km long Sonipat-Jind route. The Railways has also floated tenders for retrofitting the existing DEMU rakes into green fuel-based train.

The ministry spokesperson said that the transporter, as part of the National Hydrogen Energy Mission, has taken a leap forward in development of hydrogen fuel cell based power movement to kick off the concept of hydrogen mobility in the country.

The official said that the loco pilot of the locomotive will not face any problem as there will be no change in the driving console.

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