Solar-powered trains to hit the tracks soon

Indian Railways is soon going to materialise its ambitious plan of harnessing solar energy for running trains .

The prototype of the solar power-enabled coach is undergoing trials and soon the entire train will be fitted with solar panels, officials said.

They said while solar power will significantly bring down diesel consumption, it will also prove to be costeffective. At present, nearly 17 units of electricity are being generated from the solar power enabled coach.»