India’s first Green Rail Corridor launched in Tamil Nadu

The India’s first Green Rail Corridor was inaugurated on the 114-km long Rameswaram-Manamadurai stretch in Tamil Nadu.

It was inaugurated by Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu through video-conferencing from Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Key Facts

  • The Green Rail Corridor ensures zero toilet discharge on rail tracks as part of its commitment to clean environment under the ‘Swachh Rail-Swachh Bharat’ initiative.
  • Trains in the section have been equipped with bio-toilets to ensure zero discharge of human waste on the rail tracks.

Besides, Union Railways Minister also inaugurated high speed upgraded Wi-Fi facility, set up in association with Google, at Chennai Central Railway Station and Tiruchirappalli Railway Station. He also launched a traditional medicine centre under Ayush at Perambur Railway Hospital.

For more details: Bio-toilets

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