At this stage, Indian Railways proposes to harness 500 Mega Watt (MW) land based solar power for Traction purpose. Out of which two pilot projects of 2 MW & 1.7 MW at Diwana (Haryana) & Bina (Madhya Pradesh) are likely to be completed by June’ 2020. 50 MW solar power at Bhilai (Chhattisgarh) is likely to be completed by March’ 2021. Another project of 400 MW solar power through Rewa Ultra Mega Solar (RUMS) is under bidding process.
Further, proliferation of solar power plants on vacant Railway land based on feasibility has also been taken up.
This press release is based on information given by the Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.