ER introduces 3-phase AC EMU rake

15 Apr 2018

Mrinal Kanti Mondal, the senior most staff of the electrical department of Howrah Division of Eastern Railway (ER) who will be retiring on April 2018 flagged off 3-phase AC (Alternating Current) EMU rake in presence of Manu Goel, divisional railway manager, Eastern Railway, Howrah and S. Narula, additional divisional railway manager (operations), Eastern Railwa, Howrah at Howrah station on Sunday on the occasion of Poila Baisakh.
Speaking on the occasion to media Goel said that this new rake is provided with 3-phase propulsion system and are environmental friendly. These rakes are fit to run at 100 KMPH. It has features like re-generation braking which saves 30% of running cost, LED illumination, GPS based passenger information system, better fans, roof mounted force ventilation system for passenger’s comfort, stainless steel body, CCTV in ladies compartment for their safety. Goel further said that Eastern Railway planned to introduce many such rakes in the current year.  At the inaugural run, the train will ply as Howrah-Bandel Special.
Later in a meeting on Howrah station on Sunday Manu Goel, DRM, Howrah received the prestigious Shield for Green Railway Station from Shakuntala Ghosh, chairperson, Indian Green Building Council – Confederation of Indian Industries (IGBC-CII).  The station has bagged the coveted Silver Rating in the category which is yet another feather to the cap of Eastern Railway.  This certification is valid for a period of three (3) years.
Speaking on the occasion to media Goel said that Howrah station earned the distinction of being the first railway station amongst the metropolitan cities of the country to be certified as Green Railway Station on the basis of achieving best results in water conservation and saving measures and effective waste management, electrical energy saving and generation, passengers’ comfort, increased use of renewable energy and various echo friendly practices which are in line with   National priorities for conservation of natural resources. Goel further said that we will continue to thrive until we achieve the ultimate platinum rating for Howrah station. Dr. Rathin Chakraborty, Mayor, Howrah Municipal Corporation also spoke on the occasion. (EOIC)