Friday, February 25, 2011

Green Initiatives

The Minister for Railways, Mamata Banerjee has declared 2011-12 as the ‘Year of Green Energy’. Announcing this in Parliament today, the Minister listed some of the environment friendly measures taken by the Railways:

Free supply of 14 lakh CFLs to railway households and phasing out of incandescent lamps.
Regenerative braking in Mumbai EMUs.
Windmill at ICF, Chennai.
Production of locos with ‘hotel land converter’.
Increase use of solar energy at LC gates, stations etc.
Use of bio-diesel, CNG and LNG in locos, workshops etc.

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