Indian Railways commissions 1st high rise Over Head Equipment

Indian Railways has commissioned the first high rise Over Head Equipment (OHE) and successfully ran a double stack containers in electrified territory on Western Railway. With this, Indian Railways has become the first Railway to run Double Stack Container train with high reach pantograph in high rise OHE territory, which is a first of its kind in the entire world.

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The first 1st high rise Over Head Equipment (OHE) has a contact wire height of 7.57 metre and it was operated successfully from Palanpur & Botad stations in Gujarat on 10th June 2020. This new achievement of Indian Railways will also boost the ambitious mission of Green India as its latest green initiative. This initiative is also expected to bring innovation, speed and customisation in freight operations.

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