Top 7 Facts
On India's First
By Gkbooks 11 Jan, 2023
Photo: The Guardian
India’s first Hydrogen Power Trains named as ’ Vande Metro Trains’.
These Hydrogen Power Trains on Heritage Lines developed under the initiative “Hydrogen for Heritage “
The Vande Metro trains developed by the Northern Railway workshop.
The prototype was tested on the Haryana section between Sonipat and Jind.
Germany becomes the first nation in the world to operate a Hydrogen power train.
Asia’s first hydrogen-powered trains launched in China for the Urban Railways.
Indian Railways has 7 narrow gauge diesel-powered heritage railway routes: 1. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
2. Nilgiri Mountain Railway 3. Kalka Shimla Railway 4. Matheran Hill Railway 5. Kangra Valley 6. Bilmora Waghai 7. Marwar-Devgarh Madriya
India plans to launch hydrogen trains on heritage routes by the end of 2023.