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Posted: Oct 14 2016 (18:28)

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Oct 14 2016 (15:11)   Now, light, bio-toilet inguard van of goods train

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PATNA: Railways has launched a newly designed solar-powered guard van of goods train. The guard van, which was dedicated to the Indian Railways by railway minister Suresh Prabhu recently, has come as a big relief for guards of goods trains who were finding it difficult to discharge their duties due to lack of basic facilities.
A Railway Board official said the newly launched solar-powered guard vans have facilities such as fan, potable water, light, cellphone charging point and bio-toilet.
Railways has designed and manufactured the van as part of PM Narendra Modi's "Swachh
Bharat" mission, the official added.
He said the eight-wheeled van is equipped with all basic requirements to give a proper working condition to guards. The solar power facility has an uninterrupted battery backup of about 24 hours.
The new system is GPRS-supported which will enable monitoring of its functioning by a team of technical experts. The necessary maintenance inputs can be made available as and when needed to achieve uninterrupted service.
The railway workshop at Amritsar under Northern Railway has manufactured the state-of-the art and anti-pilferage van.
East Central Railway (ECR) CPRO Arvind Rajak has welcomed the introduction of the new guard van of goods train. "Guards of the goods trains needed a better and much-improved working condition. Hundreds of goods trains either originate or pass through all five divisions of ECR everyday. The new van will provide relief to the guards," he said.

Oct 14 2016 (18:28)
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Good initiative. Hope they extend this facility in locos also .

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