Ministry of Railways

Solar Power Technology

Posted On: 10 FEB 2021 5:56PM by PIB Delhi

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

So far 60 passenger coaches have been equipped with solar panel for meeting its light and fan power requirements as per the details given below:

  • 14 Nos. Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) Trailer Coaches (TCs) based at Shakurbasti in Delhi.
  • 10 Nos. passenger coaches in Swatchata Express at Delhi.
  • 06 Nos. DEMU TC coaches based at Jamalpur, Bihar.
  • 10 Nos. Non-AC passenger coaches based at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow to Varanasi Intercity).
  • 13 Nos. Non-AC passenger coaches under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Funding of IRFC based at Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh (Sitapur-Delhi-Rewari Section).
  • 7 Nos. Non-AC coaches in Train No. 12084-83 Janshatabdi Express, Tamil Nadu.

 10 Non-AC coaches at Mathura, Uttar Pradesh to run in Mathura-Alwar Section and 30 Non-AC passenger coaches in Lucknow-Varanasi Section are to be equipped with solar power technology.

This information was given by the Minister of Railways, Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Shri Piyush Goyal in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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