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MoS Railways Expects More Investment

NEW DELHI:  Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha on Friday morning said that he was expecting more investment in railways from the Interim Budget for 2019-20, which Finance Minister Piyush Goyal will present in the Lok Sabha at 11 am. The way the Central government has increased the investment in railways, from installing CCTV cameras to Wi-Fi, I believe investment in railways will certainly be increased, Sinha told ANI. Railways capital expenditure for the year 2018-19 had been pegged at Rs. 1,48,528 crore. A large part of the Capex was devoted…

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Indian Railways working on technology to achieve Mission 41 K; know what it is

Indian Railways is working on technologies that will enable 40% substitution of diesel by compressed natural gas (CNG) in locomotives and nine-zoned solar panels on diesel electric multiple units (DEMUs). The move will help railways achieve its ‘Mission 41K’ target and reduce carbon footprint. The development comes close on the heels of railways flagging off a solar-powered DEMU, a six-coach rake, which is expected to save 21,000 litre of diesel annually, translating to savings of Rs 12 lakh, and also cut carbon emission by 9 tonne per year. Such initiatives are…

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