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India gets maiden green train corridor between Rameswaram and Manamadurai

| Updated: Jul 24, 2016 21:06 IST

Chennai, July 24 (ANI): Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday inaugurated country's first `Green Train Corridor', a 114 km Rameswaram-Manamadurai stretch, which will be free from human waste discharge from trains. All the trains running on the section have bio-toilets. This has eliminated human defecation on the tracks. Speaking after inaugurating the country's first green corridor through video conferencing from Chennai Central Railway Station, Prabhu said, "35,104 bio-toilets have been provided on trains and 30,000 more such toilets will be installed in the current financial year." Prabhu also inaugurated an upgraded free Wi-Fi at the Chennai Central which uses 99 antennae provided by Google. "Indian Railways plans to extend Wi-Fi to 100 Stations during this year. We are committed to extend facility all over the country," he added. (ANI)