Country’s first CNG powered train starts operating on Rewari-Rohtak Section

In what is seen as a starting to adoption of green fuel, the Indian Railways propelled its first CNG train in view of double fuel arrangement of diesel and CNG. The Rewari traveler train, simply hailed off, comprises of two power cars and six car coaches and will have a limit of conveying 770 travelers. Of the aggregate fuel utilization, it will devour more than 20% of CNG over a distance of 81 kms in two hours.

first-cng-train-indian-railways-001The Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu flagged-off the new trains from Rewari, in Haryana on January 13, 2015.

Indian Railways had initially declared the impelling of a CNG train in its last Rail Budget. Produced by Integral Coach Factory at Chennai with CNG kit supplied by Cummins, Indian Railways is wanting to run all the more such CNG prepares later on. This expanded utilization of CNG trains will extensively decrease reliance on diesel utilization.

first-cng-train-indian-railways-002The Minister of State for Railways, Shri Manoj Sinha, the Minister of State for Planning (Independent Charge) and Defence, Shri Rao Inderjit Singh and other dignitaries are also seen.

Exchanging over to CNG trains will see significantly lower discharge of poisonous and cancer-causing poisons and zero molecule matter into the environment. It will help in not just diminishing the carbon footprint of the routes but will be additionally giving the ability to utilize less expensive and alternative.

first-cng-train-indian-railways-003CNG-powered train’s engine.

Utilization of CNG on trains will support in chopping down carbon monoxide by 90%, carbon dioxide by 25%, nitrogen oxide by 35% and non methane hydrocarbon emanations by as much as half while working expenses will be diminished by half. The Indian Railways are additionally considering solar and wind fueled trains in future.

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