"We have decided to move towards 100% electrified railway. We will be the world's first large railways...nearly 1,20,000 km of track, which will be 100% electrified. Imagine how much carbon we will reduce from the entire atmosphere," Goyal said here.
He was speaking at CII's Sustainability Summit.
He said more than half of the trains that come to New Delhi are still based on diesel but the ministry is working on their electrification.
"A year from now, more trains coming to New Delhi will be electrified..we are ensuring that all of them are end-to-end electrified," he added.
The railways is taking various environment-friendly or energy-efficient measures to reduce carbon footprint and protect the environment.
In 2018-19, Indian Railways consumed about 20.44 billion units of electricity and 3.1 billion litres of high-speed diesel (HSD) for its energy requirement.