The Indian Railways is set to float a tender for 35 hydrogen-powered trains, in a move to reduce its carbon footprint and promote green energy.
The tender, which is expected to be released soon, will be the first of its kind in India. The trains will be powered by hydrogen fuel cells, which are considered to be one of the cleanest and most efficient sources of energy.
The trains will be equipped with advanced technology, including fuel cells, hydrogen storage tanks, and other components. The trains will be able to run at speeds of up to 160 km/h, and will be able to cover distances of up to 500 km on a single charge.
The move is part of the Indian Railways’ efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and promote green energy. The government has already set a target of reducing its carbon emissions by 33-35% by 2030.
The tender is expected to attract interest from several companies, including those from abroad. The tender will also include a provision for the transfer of technology, which will help the Indian Railways to develop its own hydrogen-powered trains in the future.
The move is expected to be a major boost for the Indian Railways, as it will help reduce its dependence on diesel and other fossil fuels. It will also help the government to meet its target of reducing carbon emissions.
The tender is expected to be released soon, and the Indian Railways is expected to start running the hydrogen-powered trains by 2022.