Cautioning against harmful effects of greenhouse gases due to fossil fuel use, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has advocated a paradigm shift in the energy scenario through the use of alternative energy like solar and wind power.
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Prabhu wants use of RE
Rlys turnaround in five years: Prabhu
Railway minister Suresh Prabhu dedicated the Rail Budget to the Â´aam aadmi,Â´ saying that there would be a turnaround of the Railways in the next five years. The Lok Sabha recently passed the demand of grants for the Railways. Â´The Rail Budget has kept the aam aadmi in its focus.
Rs.8.5 lakh crore plan is for decongestion of network
Despite having the largest rail network in Asia, Indian Railways has not been able to make much progress. The reasons for its dismal growth are known. Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has ambitious plans of expansion and capacity building. In this regard, he says that in the high density routes, there has been considerable underinvestment, resulting in congestion.
Pushing the Railway Behemoth
When we talk about infrastructure in India, what should come to our mind first is Indian Railways, but it doesnÂ´t, because we seem to have taken the railways for granted. Indian Railways (IR) has the largest rail network in Asia
Indian Railways & Punjab Govt tie-up for rail projects
The Indian Railways and the Punjab Government have decided to form a joint venture company to fast track planned rail projects in the state as well as take up new projects, including creation of ultra modern railway stations and laying new railway tracks.
Prabhu wants specific policies on renewable energy
Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has called for more active participation of States in harnessing renewable energy. He was speaking at the session tilted Â´Showcase of Policy Incentives by StatesÂ´ in the RE-INVEST 2015 in New Delhi.
Railway projects covering 9,400 km sanctioned
While last mile connectivity projects continue to be accorded the highest priority, the Railways Ministry intend to fast track the sanctioned works on 7,000 km of double/third/fourth lines and com-Â¡mission 1200 km in 2015-16 at an investment of Rs 8686 crore.
Railways hopeful of higher GDP growth
Indian RailwaysÂ´ target of increasing freight tonnage by an incremental 85 million tonnes (mt) in 2015-16, against the traditional annual average of 50 mt, might appear ambitious, but the national transporter believes achieving such growth will not be a big task.
Railways, Gujarat to set up SPV
Union Railway Ministry and Gujarat government will set up a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for expediting the StateÂ´s rail projects.
Water experts question uniform thrust on PPP
The conference was a milestone in that experts discussed why the government-promoted PPP model has often failed when it comes to the water sector.