Indian Railways creates world record, successfully runs double-stack container trains in electrified territory

The Indian Railways has created a world record by commissioning the first high rise Over Head Equipment (OHE) and successfully running double-stack containers in the electrified territory on the Western Railway.

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 June 10 (Wednesday) from Palanpur and Botad stations in Gujarat, the Railway Ministry said in a statement.

The government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi propels innovation, speed and customisation in freight operations, Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted.

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