Skymet weather


January 13, 2015 3:04 PM |

First CNG Train IndiaThe first step towards a greener rail network in India has already been taken. Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu will flag off India's first compressed natural gas (CNG) powered train from Rewari today. The train will run on the Rewari-Rohtak route. It is based on a dual fuel system involving CNG as well as diesel fuel. This is the first instance of an alternative fuel being used in train operations.

The usage of CNG-based trains will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by Indian Railways and will also help in decreasing the consumption of diesel. The CNG engine emits fewer toxic pollutants and also helps cut carbon monoxide emissions by nearly 90%. It even cuts carbon dioxide emissions by 25% and nitrogen oxide emissions by 35%.


Currently, the Rewari passenger train will consume over 20 percent of CNG in its 81 km long journey. The train will cover the distance in nearly two hours. Railways have also modified the 1,400 HP engine to operate on dual fuel mode. Earlier, a trial run was conducted by the Railways.

More emphasis is now being laid on alternative fuel options with the focus being on wind and solar power as well. This will help lighten the burden on conventional sources of energy by shifting the burden to renewable and cleaner sources of energy. Railways are also working on developing a far more efficient CNG conversion technology which will allow trains to utilize over 60 percent CNG and help pace up the switch to LNG mode of rail travel in future.

For accurate weather forecast and updates, download Skymet Weather (Android App | iOS App) App.

Weather Forecast

Other Latest Stories

Weather on Twitter
The #Yamuna river in #Delhi breached the #Danger mark on Monday evening #DelhiFlood #Delhi #Weather #rain
Tuesday, August 20 09:20Reply
#WeatherForecast Aug 20: Low Pressure Area to give heavy rains in #Chhattisgarh, #MadhyaPradesh and #UttarPradesh:
Tuesday, August 20 08:51Reply
जलवायु परिवर्तन: ख़तरे में सिंगापुर के समुद्र तटीय इलाके, सुरक्षा के लिए खर्च होंगे 72 बिलियन डॉलर
Tuesday, August 20 07:01Reply
(2/n) #WeatherAlert For East #UttarPradesh: Spells of moderate rain and thundershower expected over Hardoi, Jaunpur…
Tuesday, August 20 06:53Reply
(1/n) #WeatherAlert For East #UttarPradesh: Spells of moderate rain and thundershower expected over #Prayagraj, Amb…
Tuesday, August 20 06:51Reply
हवामान अंदाज 20 ऑगस्ट: विदर्भात हलका ते मध्यम पाऊस, मुंबईत पाऊस कमीच राहणार #weather
Tuesday, August 20 05:19Reply
मराठवाडा आणि विदर्भातील दुष्काळी भागात चांगला पाऊस तर उर्वरीत महाराष्ट्रात पावसाचे प्रमाण कमी होणार -via…
Tuesday, August 20 05:02Reply
Monday, August 19 23:13Reply
RT @SkymetHindi: उत्तर प्रदेश में अब बारिश की गतिविधियां बढ़ जाएंगी और आने वाले एक हफ्ते में उत्तर प्रदेश के भागों में अच्छी बारिश की उम्मी…
Monday, August 19 23:10Reply
RT @SkymetHindi: बिहार तथा पश्चिम बंगाल में मॉनसून कमजोर रहेगा, जबकि झारखण्ड, ओडिशा और पूर्वी उत्तर प्रदेश में एक बार फिर हो सकता है मॉनसून…
Monday, August 19 23:10Reply

latest news

Skymet weather

Download the Skymet App

Our app is available for download so give it a try