To transform itself into a green transporters system, Indian Railway has decided to introduce the country ’s first hydrogen fuel train on the 89km long Sonipat-Jind section of Northern Railway.

Indian Railways Organization of Alternate Fuel (IROAF), Green Fuel vertical of IR, has invited the bids for this demonstrative project in Sonipat-Jind section of Northern Railway. For this purpose, two pre-bid conferences scheduled on 17/08/2021 and 09/09/2021 respectively. Start of submission of offer since 21/09/2021 and Date of tender opening is 05/10/2021.

Accepting the challenge to meet out the targets of reducing GreenHouse Gas (GHG) emission under Paris Climate Agreement 2015 and “Mission Net Zero Carbon Emission Railway ” by 2030. Accordingly, there has been recent budgetary pronouncement to kick off the concept of Hydrogen Mobility in the country by Provision of Fuel Cell powered Hybrid Traction System for train application on 2 DEMU rakes on Sonipat- Jind section.

(Agencies)