By successfully running first Double Stack Container Train in high rise Over Head Equipment (OHE) electrified sections, Indian Railways on Thursday, June 11, created a new world record.
“Railways creates a new world benchmark by successfully running first Double Stack Container Train in high rise Over Head Equipment (OHE) electrified sections. Govt under PM @NarendraModi ji propels innovation, speed & customisation in freight operations,” read the tweet by Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal who shared the achievement on the micro-blogging site twitter. With this development Indian Railways has proudly become the first Railway in the world to run Double Stack Container train with high reach pantograph in high rise OHE territory.
The operations of the project successfully commenced on June 10 from Palanpur and Botad stations in Gujarat. The achievement is a first of its kind in the world and aims to foster the ambitious mission of Green India as a latest green initiative over Indian Railways.