Railways launches India’s first solar-powered DEMU train

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 

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