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Government of India
Ministry of Railways
26-June-2019 17:39 IST
Solar Panels on Vacant Land

Indian Railways (IR) has plans to set up 500 Mega Watt (MW) of Land based Solar plants, including those on its unused land. Out of the above, total 3 MW has already been set up on Railway’s unused land. Further, details where action has been taken for installation of Solar power projects on unused Railway land are as follows:

 

    1. 50 MW at Bhilai through Railway Energy Management Company Limited (REMCL). South East Central Railway (SECR) is the Nodal agency with Principal Chief Electrical Engineer as the nodal officer for this project. It is planned to commission this project by March, 2021.

 

    1. 1.7 MW at Sukhi-Siwania in West Central Railway (WCR). WCR is the Nodal agency with Principal Chief Electrical Engineer as the nodal officer for this project. It is planned to commission this project by March, 2020.

 

    1. 2 MW at Diwana in Northern Railway (NR). NR is the Nodal agency with Principal Chief Electrical Engineer as the nodal officer for this project. It is planned to commission this project by March, 2020.

 

 

This information was given by the Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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