# 07 Aug 2021: PIB Summary & Analysis

1. Hydrogen Fuel Cell based Train


1. Hydrogen Fuel Cell based Train

Context:

Indian Railways Organisation of Alternative Fuels (IROAF) invited bids for Hydrogen Fuel Cell based Train on the Indian Railways Network.

Details:

• The project is expected to kick off the concept of Hydrogen Mobility in the country.
• Initially, the bids are invited for 89km of the Sonipat-Jind section of the Northern Railway.
• The project is expected to bring in annual savings of Rs.2.3 crores.

Background:

• “Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) Batteries” and “National Hydrogen Mission” are two flagship programs of the Government of India to help meet the targets of reducing Green House Gas (GHG) emission under the Paris Climate Agreement 2015 and “Mission Net Zero Carbon Emission Railway” by 2030.

Also read: National Green Hydrogen Mobility Project