New Delhi: Indian Railways created a new world record by successfully running first Double Stack Container Train in high rise Over Head Equipment (OHE) electrified sections.
Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal took to twitter and said, “Railways creates a new world benchmark by successfully running 1st Double Stack Container Train in high rise Over Head Equipment (OHE) electrified sections. Govt under PM Narendra Modi ji propels innovation, speed & customisation in freight operations.”
This achievement is a first of its kind in the entire world and will also boost the ambitious mission of Green India as a latest green initiative over Indian Railways.
With this development, Indian Railways has proudly become the first Railway to run Double Stack Container train with high reach pantograph in high rise OHE territory, the Operations of which successfully commenced on 10th June, 2020 from Palanpur and Botad stations in Gujarat.
The Railways said that from 1st April 2020 to 10th June 2020 it has transported 178.68 million tonnes of commodities through its uninterrupted 24X7 freight trains operations across the country.
The thrust of such kind of initiatives is on innovation, speed and customisation in freight operations. In spite of time that was lost under COVID Lockdown, Ministry is focusing to surpass the last year’s freight figures.