Railways to become zero carbon emitter by 2030: Goyal

New Delhi, June 19: Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said the Indian Railways will become a “zero carbon emitter” by 2030 through 100 per cent electrification of its network.

“With the current action plans on anvil for 100 per cent electrification coupled with renewable strategies, Indian Railways will become a net zero carbon emitter by 2030,” Goyal said while addressing the Rail Contact 2018 conference organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

“And a good, efficient and modern Railways system can do wonders for the Indian economy and the lives of the people. In fact, it is more energy efficient than road transport and air transport.”

However, it is always a team which needs to work in partnership with a collective effort of working towards a common goal, he said.

Quoting Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, the minister said: “Great things in business are never done by one person. (IANS)