17 July 2017
Train that uses solar power elements launched in New Delhi. The 1,600 horsepower Diesel Electric Multiple Unit six-coach train is fitted with 16 solar panels on each of the carriage. That will power electrical appliances in them. The train also has a power back-up and can run on battery for at least 72 hours. The partly solar-powered train is in sync with India's ambitious Paris climate agreement. It also meets rules of 'Make In India' initiative as it has been built indigenously.