Indian Railways likely to invite bids for 4 GW solar power projects to be developed in 10 states

The Indian Railways (IR) has decided to invite bids for 4 GW solar power projects that are to be developed across 10 states. The SECI will invite bids on behalf of the IR in two tranches of 2 GW each.

The first tranche will be for development of solar power plants in the states of Odisha, Punjab, West Bengal, Haryana and Rajasthan while the remaining 2 GW capacity will be set up in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana. Also, the 4 GW capacity will require developers to develop 1.2 GW of domestic solar manufacturing capacity.

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