Indian Railways (IR) will be soon setting up 2 wind power plants in order to cut down on rising power costs and carbon emissions.
"We have finalized plans for setting up two wind mill power plants in Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu at an estimated cost of Rs 140 crores. Both the plants will generate a total of 21 MW power," said a senior Railway Ministry official.
The plants that will be coming up along the coastal belt of Tamil Nadu and in the desert area of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan would cost about Rs 70 crore each. Railways that has already made a 10.5 MW plant at Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu operational is expecting the 2 wind mill plants to be ready by next year.
Asia’s largest rail network, Indian Railways (IR) has been taking various initiatives to go green. Some of the steps undertaken by railways are designing bio-toilets; using bio-diesel and gravity valve technique to cutting down on water wastage and others.