In a bid to promote environment-friendly system, Indian Railways launched its first 1,600 HP solar powered Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) train with a unique facility of Battery Bank from Safdarjung station, New Delhi.
A solar power DEMU train with six trailer coaches will save about 21,000 Litres of Diesel and thereby bring cost saving of Rs.12 Lac every year.
Important Takeaways from Above News-
- Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu is the current railway minister of India.
- The DEMU train has been manufactured by Integral Coach Factory, Chennai.
Source- Press Information Bureau