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India’s First Solar-Powered Miniature Train Launched in Kerala

India’s First Solar-Powered Miniature Train Launched in Kerala
Representational Image: The engine of the train spouts artificial steam for a dose of nostalgia, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

An art cafe is also coming up at Veli

OT Staff
November 05 , 2020
02 Min Read

India’s first solar-powered miniature train was launched at Veli Tourist Village in Kerala on November 2. The miniature train has all the features of a fully equipped rail system which includes a tunnel, station and a ticket office.

The engine of the train spouts artificial steam for a dose of nostalgia. The station is designed in the traditional style. The train has three compartments that can accommodate up to 45 people at a time. “The eco-friendly solar-powered 2.5 km miniature railway will enable visitors to enjoy the beauty of nature. The Rs 10 crore project is the first of its kind in the country,” said Pinarayi Vijayan, the Chief Minister of Kerala, in an online address.

The surplus energy generated by the system will be routed to the Kerala State Electricity Board’s grid, Vijayan said. A tourist facilitation centre, convention centre and an art cafe are also opening soon at Veli. 


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