Indian Railways installs solar-powered natural water coolers at stations! The new initiative is a boost towards Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways’ goal to develop a green network and tap into natural resources. The solar water coolers are based upon a cooling mechanism with the utilization of solar energy, and function on zero bill, zero maintenance, as compared to the electrical coolers. According to Indian Railways, the solar water coolers were conceptualised and successfully commissioned by the electrical department of the Mumbai Division of Central Railway (CR) zone.
In the year 2018, solar coolers were installed at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and Asangaon stations. Now, the solar powered natural water coolers have been installed at the Roha, Apta, Pen, Neral, Lonavala stations of the Mumbai Division and also at the Talegaon station of the Pune Division.