Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee today proposed to install a GPS-based optimised driver guidance system on diesel locomotives to save fuel consumption.
Installation of such system can save upto ten per cent fuel, she said while presenting the Rail Budget in Lok Sabha.
Banerjee also proposed to introduce at least ten rakes with environment-friendly green toilets which would avoid pollution and stop rails getting rusted.
Under this system, the solid and liquid parts of human waste will be separated. While the solid part will be collected in a container, the liquid part will be recycled.
Banerjee said the Railways will work closely with the Prime Minister's National Action Plan on Climate Change and the Bureau of Energy Efficiency.
Besides, steps have been taken to set up ten eco-parks to conserve and promote railways' wetlands and forest areas. One of such parks has been inaugurated at Naopara, she informed.
The Railways have initiated steps to distribute 2.6 million CFLs in staff quarters and railway premises.