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Solar Energy to Power Railways Passenger Coaches

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said that nearly 60 passenger coaches have been equipped with solar panel for meeting their light and fan power requirements.

Goyal also added that 10 non-air-conditioned coaches at Mathura to run in the Mathura-Alwar railway section as well as 30 Non-air-conditioned passenger coaches in the Lucknow-Varanasi railway section are to be equipped with solar power.

The Railways introduced the Solar Power Technology on passenger trains running between Sarai Rohila (Delhi) and Farrukh Nagar (Haryana) in July 2017 for meeting the light and fan load.

 

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