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Indian Railways runs First double-stack container train in OHE electrified territory 

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  • June 13, 2020
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Indian Railways runs First double-stack container train in OHE electrified territory 

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-III – Infrastructure (Railways)

In News:

  • The Indian Railways has created a world record by commissioning the first high rise Over Head Equipment (OHE) and successfully running double-stack containers in the electrified territory on the Western Railway.
  • This achievement is a first of its kind in the entire world. 
  • It will also boost the Green India Mission. 
  • The operations successfully commenced on June 10 from Palanpur and Botad stations in Gujarat. 

Important value additions 

Green India mission 

  • It is one of the missions that come under the umbrella of National Action Plan on Climate Change
  • It was launched in 2014. 
  • The primary aim is to protect, restore and enhance India’s diminishing forest cover 
  • Ministry of Environment and Forests is the nodal Ministry for the mission. 
  • Some of its objectives are:
    • Growth in forest or tree cover to 5 million hectares (mha). 
    • Increase the quality of forest cover in another 5 million hectares of forest or non-forest lands. 
    • Increase the quality of degrading moderately dense forests. 
    • Ecologically restore open forests which are being degraded. 
    • Grasslands revival – 0.4 million hectares

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