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SOUTH CENTRAL RAILWAY
PRESS RELEASE
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE, SECUNDERABAD - 500 071
No.359/2021-2210-08-2021
Secunderabad
Indian Railways to Adopt Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology


Indian Railways to adopt a cutting edge technology in fuel based train movement for its trains o­n Indian Railway Network. Hydrogen Fuel is the purest form of Green energy utilization with Zero CO2 emission.

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. Accordingly, there has been recent budgetary pronouncement to kick off the concept of Hydrogen Mobility in the Country.

Accepting it as a challenge, Indian Railways Organization of Alternate Fuel (IROAF), Green Fuel vertical of Indian Railways, has invited the bids for this demonstrative project in 89km Sonipat-Jind section of Northern Railway.

The conversion / retro fitment of existing diesel powered EMU rakes is very easy and no need to change any driving consoles in the present engines. This adoption of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology will save annually by Rs. 2.3 Crores.

Initially, 2 DEMU rakes will be converted, and later 2 Hybrid locos will be converted base o­n Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power movement. This initiative is part of the National Hydrogen Energy Mission, to kick off the concept of Hydrogen Mobility in India.

Provision of Fuel Cell powered Hybrid Traction System for train application o­n 2 DEMU rakes. Allocation during current year Rs. 8 crore.





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