Indian Railways to Introduce Hydrogen Fuel Cell Based Train
Indian Railways has decided to introduce country’s first Hydrogen Fuelled Train in the Sonipat-Jind section of Haryana. “Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Batteries” and “National Hydrogen Mission” are two flagship programs of Government of India so as to meet out the targets of reducing Green House Gas (GHG) emission under Paris Climate Agreement 2015 and “Mission Net Zero Carbon Emission Railway” by 2030. Accepting it as a challenge, Indian Railways Organization of Alternate Fuel (IROAF) has invited the bids for this demonstrative project in 89km Sonipat-Jind section of Northern Railway.
- Provision of Fuel Cell powered Hybrid Traction System for train application on 2 DEMU rakes
- Allocation during current year Rs. 8 crore
Submission of Tender for Hydrogen Fuel Cell based DEMU rake starts from 21st September, 2021 and the tender opening date will be 5th October, 2021.