India’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) powered train was flagged off on 13th January.The train will operate between Rewari and Rohtak in Haryana.
The Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) dual fuel system runs on diesel and CNG. This train is integrated with 1,400 HP engine to run on dual fuel through fumigation technology. It is capable of running at a speed of 100 km per hour. It is manufactured by Integral Coach Factory at Chennai with the CNG conversion kit supplied by Cummins.
The CNG train is expected to reduce operating costs by 50% besides reducing greenhouse gas emissions.