Solar Powered Diesel Multiple Unit in Railways

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The Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) Broad Gauge Train with Solar Power generation on roof top of its coaches has been dedicated to the nation by the Hon’ble Minister of Railways on 14.07.2017. This train has been inducted in the link of Train Number 740033 between Delhi Sarai Rohilla – Garhi Harsaru – Farukhnagar in Northern Railway.

The details of reduction in Carbon Emission and fuel saving shall be known after running this train for a period of one year. Ministry of Railways has sanctioned work for providing similar Solar Power System on 24 more Coaches of DEMU trains. Another work has been sanctioned by Ministry of Railways for provision of Solar power System with flexible solar panels on 250 coaches of DEMUs.

This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 02.08.2017 (Wednesday).

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