India’s first hydrogen train to operate on Jind-Sonipat route

The Northern Railway’s Jind-Sonipat segment will be home to India’s first hydrogen-powered train. Indian Railways anticipates that field trials of the hydrogen train on this line will begin within a year.

Notably, under the “Hydrogen for Heritage” programme, Indian Railways aims to run 35 hydrogen trains on several heritage/hill routes. The cost of each train is expected to be Rs 800 million crore with ground infrastructure costing Rs 700 million per route.

In January 2023, the Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL) floated bids for the procurement, supply, and maintenance of 4,675 electric buses. The project also includes the development of an allied electric and civil infrastructure on dry lease under the Phase II of the National Electric Bus Program (NEBP).