Indian Railways created a new world benchmark by commissioning 1st high rise Over Head Equipment (OHE), which had contact wire height of 7.57 metre and successfully run double stack containers in electrified territory on Western Railway.
This tremendous achievement is a first of its kind in the entire world and will also boost the ambitious mission of Green India as a latest green initiative over Indian Railways. With this remarkable development, Indian Railways has proudly become the first Railway to run Double Stack Container train with high reach pantograph in high rise OHE territory, the Operations of which successfully commenced on 10th June, 2020 from Palanpur & Botad stations in Gujarat.
The thrust of such kind of initiatives is on innovation, speed and customisation in freight operations. Inspite of time that was lost under Covid Lockdown Ministry is focussing to surpass the last years freight figures.