Indian Railways Launches First Ever Solar Powered Train

Solar powered trains is now a reality. First Solar powered local train has been launched by the Indian Railways.
The needs of the couch like lights, fans, info display system will receive energy from the solar panels which are fixed on the top of the coaches.
The Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said that Railways is devoted to using of cleaner fuels and increase the use of non-conventional sources of energy.
The Minister further said that by using solar power for train with six trailers coaches, will save 21000 litres of the Diesel per every year in terms of value it saves Rs 12 lakh Rupees.