NWR helpline on inflammables

The North Western Railway is all set to crack down on those who carry inflammable objects on trains, especially during the festive season. It has started a helpline through which passengers and others can give information on anybody carrying inflammable substances like firecrackers.

According to officials of NWR, it has been done to ensure that no fire incident takes place on trains.
“The helpline number 9001195709 would be circulated across the state and would also be pasted at various places so that passengers travelling in trains get acquainted with the number to use it in case they find fellow passengers carrying inflammable substances,” said a senior officer of the north western railways on Thursday.

Tarun Jain, chief public relations officer, NWR, talking to TOI on Thursday, said: “It is our humble appeal to the passengers not to travel with inflammables including kerosene, LPG cylinders, match boxes, dry grass as well as firecrackers.”


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Wind to power Rlys green plan

After adopting an environment-friendly app-roach by introducing ‘green toilets’ in trains, Southern Railway is gearing up for another eco-friendly project to reduce its carbon footprint. Southern Railway will soon set up a 10.5 mw windmill plant in Tamil Nadu at an estimated cost of `66.5 crore. The project is already in the tender stage.

Indian Railways had earlier sanctioned the setting up of two windmills, one in Rajasthan for North Western Railway and the other in Tamil Nadu. According to Indian railway sources `1.25 lakh has been allocated as an initial investment for the project.

A senior official of SR’s electrical department said that this is one of many initiatives that railways plans to execute as part of its attempt go green.

“At the moment, SR is buying 681 million units (MU) per annum from the Tamil Nadu electricity board to run electric locomotives, and 104 million units MU per annum for the power requirements of railway stations and various railway office buildings,” he said.

“Once the windmill becomes functional we are expecting a minimum supply of 21.9 MU per annum, which may be very minute when compared to what we use and require. However, even this small attempt to harness this non-conventional source of energy would help the railways reduce its carbon footprint.”