India’s First Solar Powered Train, Suresh Prabhu Says 24 More To Come

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Railroad Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said more sunlight based controlled mentors will be drafted in the railroad’s armada.


“Indian Railways is submitted for condition protection and utilization of cleaner fills,” Prabhu said at an occasion here. “Indian Railways is attempting to expand utilization of non-ordinary wellsprings of vitality. More sun based controlled trains might be enlisted in future.”



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The priest talked at an occasion to dispatch the initial 1,600 HP DEMU prepare with sun oriented fueled mentors. As indicated by the Railway Ministry, the whole electrical needs of prepare in this classification is satisfied by control delivered from sun powered boards fitted on the top of mentors.


“This initially rake has been dispatched and based at Shakurbasti DEMU shed in Delhi of Northern Railway. Twenty-four more mentors will be fitted with this framework inside the following six months,” the service said in an announcement. “The principal rake will be placed in business benefit over the rural railroad arrangement of Delhi division of Northern Railway.” According to the service’s estimates, a solar-powered train with six trailer-coaches has the potential to save about 21,000 litres of diesel and thereby effect a cost saving of Rs. 12 lakh every year.