Indian Railways invites bids for hydrogen powered trains

The Indian Railways has invited bids for hydrogen fuel cell-based technology by retrofitting the diesel electric multiple unit (DEMU) on 89 km Sonipat-Jind stretch of Northern Railway.

By switching from diesel to hydrogen, the retrofitting of DEMUs would save Rs 230 million per year, as well as 11.12 kilo tonnes of CO2 and 0.72 kilo tonnes of particulate matter. The bidding date for hydrogen fuel cell-based DEMU rake will start from September 21, 2021 and the closing date will be October 5, 2021.

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