India's first solar-powered miniature train in Thiruvananthapuram garners huge tourist attraction

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The stations are designed in a traditional style. The surplus energy generated by the system are routed to the (Kerala State Electricity Board) KSEB’s grid. 

 

India's first solar energy-driven miniature train at Veli Tourist Village in Thiruvananthapuram has become a major attraction for tourists in Kerala, even amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the train on Novmber 2..

He had said the eco-friendly solar-powered 2.5-km miniature railway will enable visitors to enjoy the scenic beauty of the place. 

"The Rs 10-crore project is the first of its kind in the country", the chief minister had said.

As per an official release, the miniature train is modelled on a vintage steam locomotive with artificial steam spouting from the engine.

The stations are designed in a traditional style. The surplus energy generated by the system are routed to the (Kerala State Electricity Board) KSEB’s grid. 

 

With inputs from Agency

Image credit: ANI
 

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