The world's second solar train, Shivalik Express was officially launched on Friday. Just like the Himalayan Queen, this train is also equipped with solar panels.
Shivalik Express had been running between Kalka and Shimla for the past some years. The Northern Railways thought of converting it into a solar-powered train recently.
A lot of effort has gone into its making. R K Gupta, senior divisional electrical engineer at Ambala division of Northern Railways who claims it to his brainchild, said that he has been working on it for the past two months.
All lights in the new train have been replaced by LEDs and the illumination level has also been increased from 20 to 42 lux in all the seven coaches of the train.