The Indian Railways Organization for Alternate Fuel (IROAF),
an Indian Railways entity, and Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) entered into an
agreement to develop a 2 MW solar rooftop project in the city of Patiala in
The project will be developed under the Government’s incentive program, stated
IROAF. The project will be constructed at the Diesel-Loco Modernization Works facility
in Patiala and will be commissioned within the next 10 months, said Ravindra
Gupta, Chief Administrative Officer of IROAF.
Soon, 44 rooftops on railway workshops across the country
will be powered with solar energy, added Mr. Gupta.
This is the first project to be covered under the Achievement
Linked Incentive program for government buildings under the Ministry of New and
, that Azure Power won bids to develop 46 MW of solar rooftop projects
for Indian Railways.