Indian Railways to leave power cars to provide 4 lakh more berths for passengers


Indian Railways to leave power cars to provide 4 lakh more berths for passengers

With adoption of latest technology to enhance power generation capacity of locomotives, Indian Railways aims to provide four lakh more berths for passengers every day from October. The national transporter, which carries over 12 lakh passengers every day, would no longer use two power cars.

A senior Railway Ministry official related to the development told IANS: “Currently there are one or two power cars attached to the train with diesel generators to supply electricity connection to run the air conditioning units, fans and lights in the train coaches.”

From October onwards, the railways will introduce the new technology known as “Head on Generation” (HOG), which is currently used worldwide to generate power for the AC units, fans and lights in train coaches, the official reportedly said.  Read more

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