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Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Inaugurates First 'Green Train Corridor'
Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday inaugurated the nation’s first ‘Green Train Corridor’ between Rameshwaram and Manamadurai. (Image: ANI/Twitter)

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday inaugurated the nation’s first ‘Green Train Corridor’ between Rameshwaram and Manamadurai.

Ten passenger trains consisting of 286 coaches moving on the 114-km-long section have been provided with discharge-free bio-toilets.

Railways ministry has decided to provide discharge free bio-toilet in all its coaches which would be completed by September 2019.

The ministry has already provided 40,750 bio-toilets in its coaches till June 30 and would install additional 30,000 bio-toilets by the end of financial year.

Indian Railways have developed environment-friendly bio-toilets for its coaches in association with Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO).

(With agency inputs)