Suresh Prabhu Launches India’s First Solar Powered Train, States 24 More To Come
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Based on the ministry’s price quotes, a solar-powered train with 6 trailer-coaches has the possible to conserve about 21,000 litres of diesel and thus result an expense conserving of Rs. 12 lakh every year.
Indo-Asian News Service|Last Updated: July 17, 2017
New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on Friday stated more solar-powered coaches will be inducted in the train’s fleet.
” Indian Railways is devoted for environment preservation and usage of cleaner fuels,” Prabhu stated at an occasion here.
” Indian Railways is attempting to increase usage of non-conventional sources of energy. More solar-powered trains might be inducted in future.”
The minister spoke at an occasion to release the very first 1,600 HP DEMU train with solar-powered coaches.
Inning accordance with the Railway Ministry, the whole electrical requirements of train in this classification is satisfied by power produced from photovoltaic panels fitted on the roofing of coaches.
” This very first rake has actually been commissioned and based at Shakurbasti DEMU shed in Delhi of Northern Railway. Twenty-four more coaches will be fitted with this system within the next 6 months,” the ministry stated in a declaration.
” The very first rake will be put in industrial service over the rural train system of Delhi department of Northern Railway.”
According to the ministry’s price quotes, a solar-powered train with 6 trailer-coaches has the prospective to conserve about 21,000 litres of diesel and therefore impact an expense conserving of Rs. 12 lakh every year.