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Indian Railways to install solar panels in railway buildings

Centre is focusing to produce solar energy from waste materials, says Suresh Prabhu

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Jul 18 2016 12:39PM | Updated Date: Jul 18 2016 12:39PM

Indian Railways to install solar panels in railway buildings

 Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has said that in solar panels would be installed in all railway buildings in the country in near future. 

 
He made this announcement while laying  foundation stone of one Megawatt solar power plant at the Amritsar Railway Station. 
 
The power plant will produce 14 lakh unit of power per year. 
 
Speaking on this occasion, Prabhu said that this plant will save Rs.1.40 crore for the railways. 
 
The minister said that the Centre is focusing to produce solar energy from waste materials that would reduce the expenditure of the Railways on electricity, thus providing maximum facilities to the passengers during travel.