Rewari-Rohtak section of northern zone
The railway minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off the very first Indian dual fuel train on 13 Jan 2015. The term ‘dual fuel’ signifies that the train can utilize both Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as well as diesel for locomotion. The train runs between the Rewari-Rohtak section of northern zone. It has a capacity of 770 passengers.
Some facts about CNG train
- It is powered by Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU). It is based on dual fuel system- diesel and CNG. This train is integrated with 1,400 HP engine to run on dual fuel through fumigation technology. It is capable of running at a speed of 100 km per hour.
- Train comprised of two power cars and six car coaches, manufactured by Integral Coach Factory at Chennai with the CNG conversion kit supplied by Cummins.