Indian Railways Update: Trains to go ‘noiseless’ by December

To provide an eco-friendly travel experience to passengers, trains will go “silent” by December. Instead of the noisy power cars at either end, the railways has decided to run them on power drawn from an overhead electric supply system.

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One of the power cars will get replaced with an LSLRD (LHB Second Luggage, Guard & Divyaang Compartment). This cabin is specially designed with six seats for differently-abled people, 31 additional seats for chair car travellers and extra luggage space.

Also, there will be one standby “silent” generator car for emergencies.

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Railway Board Rajesh Agarwal said, “Presently, the power cars generate a 105-decibel noise, which will reduce to nil by year-end. It will also save the railways Rs.800 crore a year in power bills and reduce air and noise pollution.”

The system is known as “Head-on Generation” (HOG). Currently, 342 trains have been converted into HOG. By the end of 2019, 284 more will be converted, resulting in more savings.

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