Mission 41k betting high on solar energy
In order to save `41,000 crore on electricity energy bills over the next 10 years minister of railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on Saturday said his ministry has drawn up Mission 41K by betting big on solar energy.
Speaking at a function after commissioning various rail infra developmental works on South Central Railway from Hi-Tech city railway station, Prabhu said so far Railways had saved over `4,000 crore expenditure on power bills.
“One of the strategies is to generate 1,000 MW of solar power in the next five years. Railway will go for solar power all over India,” the minister said.
He said an amount of `1,729 crore has been granted as budgetary outlay for railway projects in the State which was an increase of 187 per cent over the average of previous two years.
He declared 10 stations on SCR as Digital Payment enabled railway stations. The 10 stations include Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Kakinada Town, Tirupati, Raichur, Guntur, Basar, Aurangabad and Nanded.