25.7.16

First green rail corridor opens in Tamil Nadu

First green rail corridor opens in Tamil Nadu


Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has inaugurated 114-km long Rameswaram-Manmadurai route in Tamil Nadu 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 the discharge of human waste on the track. During the inauguration, Mr. Prabhu also stated that till March 2016, a total of 35,104 bio-toilets had been provided and since then till last week 7,000 more new bio-toilets have been made operational.

He also inaugurated high speed upgraded Wi-Fi facility, set up in association with Google, at Chennai Central Railway Station and a similar facility at Tiruchirappalli through video conferencing.  The Wi-Fi amenities were part of the digital India plan of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He also launched a traditional medicine centre under Ayush at Perambur Railway Hospital, a broad gauge line between Thiruvallur and Thiruvalangadu stations on the Chennai-Arakkonam line.

So let's discuss some questions related to this post:
1. Name the place where Railway Minister has inaugurated the country's first green rail corridor with zero toilet discharge section?
2.The Railway Ministery has been set up the Wi-Fi facility at Chennai Central Railway Station in association with which company?

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