First green rail corridor opens in Tamil Nadu

The nation’s first Green Rail Corridor, a 114-km long Rameswaram-Manamadurai stretch in Tamil Nadu which ensures zero toilet discharge on rail tracks, was today inaugurated by Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu.

Trains in the section have been equipped with bio-toilets ensuring zero discharge of human waste on the rail tracks.

He said 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.

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