Railways to utilise solar energy

New Delhi, Feb 26 : Government today confirmed the Railways are exploring harnessing solar energy use for electrification of the manned level crossing, stand by supply to administrative buildings, use of solar energy for water heating purpose in Railway running rooms, rest house, training institutes, canteens and hospitals, said the Minister ofState forRailways Dr R Velu in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

In reply to another question, Dr Velu confirmed that the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation has taken decision to introduce chartered Train services.

He said this facility is extended on the request of tourists as per their required class, data of travel and routes across Indian Railways network.