The Ministry of Railways is aiming to provide 100 per cent LED lighting at Railway Staff Colonies, Railway Stations and Railway Platforms etc.
By 31st March, 2018, 100 per cent LED lights initiative will be carried out. It is a huge initiative to provide energy efficient lighting which will eventually greatly help in conservation of environment as well.
Till now, about 3,500 Railway stations have installed LED lights.
100% LED lighting will hence improve the energy scene on Indian Railways and will reduce consumption by about 10 per cent of total energy being utilised for its non-traction uses, thus leading to savings of about 240 million units of electricity which will save about Rs 180 crore annually to Railways.
The Ministry of Railways has also issued directives to Zonal Railways to provide LED light fittings to residential quarters as well.
Zonal Railways have already distributed about 20 lac LED luminaries to railway staff till October, 2017 under Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) Scheme.
In addition, Indian Railways is also aiming to provide Energy efficient LED lights on all Railway coaches/EMU as well.
Policy for use only LED lights in all Railway coaches has already been issued & Zonal Railways are preparing action plan.
Already, 1300 non-AC second-class & 3-tier sleeper (GSCN) coaches have been converted with 100 per cent LED lights.