Indian Railways launches first train with solar-powered coaches 

The Indian Railways has launched its first 1,600 horsepower solar-powered diesel electrical multiple unit train. The train will run from Sarai Rohilla in Delhi to Farukhnagar in Haryana. A set of 16 solar panels has been installed in each coach to power the lights, fans and information display systems inside the passenger coaches. Jakson Engineers Limited has developed the project under the guidance of the Indian Railways Organisation for Alternative Fuels. The train has a power backup and can run on battery for at least 72 hours.