India’s first solar powered train was launched merely a month ago by former railway minister Suresh Prabhu. Only a month old, the solar train is under threats from villagers trying to steal the train’s solar panel.
The solar train that runs from Sarai Rohilla station in Delhi to Farukh Nagar in Haryana has its six out of 10 coaches fitted with solar panels on the rooftop to convert solar energy into electricity to run fans and bulbs.
An official of the Northern Railway said that as the train runs through rural areas, they have received a threat to the solar panels which could be stolen by the villagers. He added, “The train often stops at unspecified location due to signal congestion and we fear that locals might detach the panel and run away.” Read More…
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