MoR launches first DEMU train with solar powered coaches

The Ministry of Railways (MoR) has commissioned its first 1,600 HP diesel electric multiple unit train with solar-powered coaches and a unique battery bank facility at the Shakurbasti DEMU shed in Delhi. This train has been manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory, Chennai, and the solar systems have been developed and fitted by the Indian Railways Organisation of Alternative Fuel in Delhi. In the next six months, Indian Railways (IR) plans to fit another 24 coaches with the same technology. Meanwhile, the first rake will be put into commercial service over the suburban railway system of the Delhi division of Northern Railway.