Indian Railways and GAIL ink MoU

Mr Ashwani Lohani, Chairman, Railway Board and Mr B C Tripathi, Chairman and Managing Director, GAIL, at the MoU signing ceremony by Mr Gajendra Singh Director (Marketing) and Mr Chetram, Chief Administrative Officer Indian Railways

Thesynergyonline Corporate Bureau

NEW DELHI, AUGUST 30 : Indian Railways and GAIL (India) took a significant step, today, towards expanding usage of environment-friendly fuel, Natural Gas across all applications of the Indian Railways by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU).

The MoU was signed in the presence of Mr Ashwani Lohani, Chairman, Railway Board and Mr B C Tripathi, Chairman and Managing Director, GAIL, by Mr Gajendra Singh Director (Marketing) and Mr Chetram, Chief Administrative Officer Indian Railways.

The historic partnership will pave the way for supply of Natural Gas to Railway workshops, integral coach factories, loco workshops, DEMU sheds, etc. located along the existing and upcoming pipeline networks of GAIL.

Along the prestigious eastern India pipeline project under execution- 'Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga' network alone there is a scope to supply natural gas to over 10 workshops of Indian Railways and shall be connected in a phased manner.

The MoU between the two leading organisations of the country is a step towards fulfilling Central Government's vision of developing a gas-based economy in India and progress towards expanding the share of Natural Gas in the energy mix from 6.5 per cent to 15 per cent.

The endeavour shall reduce carbon foot-prints of IR and contribute positively towards achieving COP21 commitments