23 Jul '17, 11pm

India launches solar powered trains

India launches solar powered trains

India's Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has announced the nation's first 1600 HP DEMU (Diesel Electrical Multiple Unit) train with solar powered coaches. The entire electrical need of the coaches for lighting, fans and information displays will be met from the solar energy produced from the solar panels fitted in the roofs of coaches. While this train has been manufactured by the Coach Factory of Indian Railways namely Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai, its solar panels and solar systems have been developed and fitted by Indian Railways Organisation of Alternative Fuel (IROAF) Delhi. This first coach has been commissioned and based at Shakurbasti DEMU shed in Delhi, Northern Railway. Twenty-four more coaches will be fitted with this system within the next 6 months. Speaking at the launch, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said that "In...

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