Union Government flags off Climate Special Science Express

Union Government has flagged off  Science Express Climate Action Special (SECAS) with the theme of Climate Change.

It was flagged off by Union Science and Technology Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan from Safdarjung railway station in New Delhi.

Key facts

  • The Science Express aims to create awareness among various sections of the society especially the students about various challenges and issues associated with Climate Change.
  • It is an innovative science exhibition mounted on a 16 coach AC train and has been custom-built by the Indian Railways for Department of Science and Technology (DoS&T).
  • It is collaborative initiative of DoS&T and Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and Union Ministry of Railways.
  • Initially for about 7 months, the train will travel across India covering about 18,000 kms and halting at 64 locations spread over 20 States.

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