Indian Railways launched a portal, RAILSAVER on 15 April 2014 with an aim to improve energy efficiency in Indian Railways. This initiative in form of RAILSAVER will facilitate railways in saving energy upto 15 percent by the year 2020, through improved energy efficiency measures as laid down in Railway’s vision document.
This web based Electrical Energy Management System, RAILSAVER was inaugurated by Kul Bhushan of Railway Board. The portal has been developed by Centre of Railway Informatics System (CRIS), an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Railways.
This management system will help the Indian railways in reducing carbon foot print, which is important for addressing the challenges of global warming and sustainability of the environment.
This project is being executed by Indian Railways under programmatic framework of UNDP through Global Environmental Facility (GEF) funding of 5.2 million US dollar. Aim of the project is
• To define a framework for energy conservation initiatives on Indian Railway system by introducing energy efficient technologies and adoption of various measures in traction and non-traction sub-sectors.
Who: Indian Railways
When: 15 April 2014