Current Affairs: First Green Rail Corridor Opens in Tamil Nadu

Rameswaram-Manmadurai, Tamil Nadu Route as the Country's First Green Rail Corridor
  • Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu 24.07.2016 today inaugurated 114-km long Rameswaram-Manmadurai route as the country's first green rail corridor with zero toilet discharge section.
  • Accordingly, 10 passenger trains consisting of 286 coaches moving in the section have been provided with bio-toilets enabling the rail corridor free from discharge of human waste on the track. 
  • Stepping up the Swachh Bharat drive launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Railways have taken up a mammoth task of providing human waste discharge free bio-toilets in all its coaches and the same would be completed by September 2019. 

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