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Government of India
Ministry of Railways
11-March-2011 14:16 IST
Consumption of Fuel by Railways
PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU

 

Quantity and value of Diesel consumed by the Railways during the last three years for all purposes is as follows:

 

Year

Quantity (KLs)

Value (Crores in Rs.)

2007-08

2327790

7252.0138

2008-09

2306989

7845.5267

2009-10

2446142

8187.2810

 

It is proposed to use Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Diesel in dual fuel mode on Diesel Electric Multiple Units (DEMUs).  For this purpose, a project has been sanctioned for conversion of 100 DEMUs into dual fuel mode which is under implementation.  Further, Railways propose to use bio-diesel, extracted from various sources including Jatropha plant, blended with diesel on diesel locomotives.  For this purpose, Railways have sanctioned a project for setting up of 4 bio-diesel estrification plants for production of bio-diesel.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways, Shri K.H. Muniyappa in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha yesterday.

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