Railway board member (electrical) Kul Bhushan said that the railway is in negotiations with Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) for setting up the plants, reported Times of India.

A memorandum of understanding will be signed with NPCIL after the discussions, Bhushan added.

For establishing the captive nuclear plants, Indian Railways is also considering some options in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

As part of its strategy, the Indian Railways has opted for this decision due to increased cost of diesel for bulk users.