Indian Railways to offer 4 lakh additional berths per day soon! A new technology is being adopted by the national transporter, allowing it to replace the power generation cars attached to LHB coaches in train rakes with sleeper coaches.
Most trains on Indian Railways’ network are currently equipped with power cars housing diesel generators, which supply electricity to train coaches for various purposes including lighting, air conditioning and fans. Piyush Goyal-led Railway Ministry is now planning to introduce a new technology, called “Head on Generation” (HOG), which is already in use worldwide. A senior railway official told Financial Express Online that by October 2 this year, all LHB coaches will be introduced to HOG technology, saving around Rs 1.7 crore per year for 270 KL per year and carbon emission of 700 Mt per year in each train.
Under this new system, the power supply is tapped from overhead power lines and is distributed to train coaches. At present, the power tapped from overhead tension wires through an equipment, called pantograph is used to run the engines only. Read More
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