New Delhi, Mar 3: The entire rail network in India will be fully electrified by 2023 while all rail networks in the country will run on renewable energy by 2030, said Railway Minister Piyush Goyal while addressing the Maritime India Summit-2021 on Wednesday.
The Railway Minister said that the Midi Government has been working on multi-modal logistical solutions to bring down the cost of transportation and increase the supply chain efficiency.
The Minister further said that integration of Road, Rail and Waterways can truly make India 'One Nation, One Market, One Supply'.
Goyal added that the capacity of India's major ports has almost doubled in the last six years.
The Minister said the Maritime India-2030 vision launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlights the priorities of the government.
Maritime sector is a very critical sector for Atmanirbhar Bharat and the Centre is working to turn the country's coastal region into a role model for ease of living & ease of doing business, he added.
Goyal also said that the proposed investment of three lakh crore rupees in various port projects will help create 20 lakh new jobs in this sector.