Science Express to spread awareness on climate change in 68 stations across India
In order to address the issue of climate change and spread awareness about the same, Science Express Climate Action Special has been flagged off. This is a collaborative effort of the ministries of Railways and Environment and Science and Technology. The journey that has begun already will end on September 8, 2017.
The Science Express will cover 68 stations across the country and will spread awareness about climate change during its journey. The 16-coach train will cover a distance of 19,000 km across India.
There is a zone for the children from Class 4 and below, where they can participate in fun-filled activities, game and puzzles in science, mathematics and the environment. Eight coaches of the train are devoted to information, caste studies and materials related to various aspects of climate change. Exhibits and activities have been put up in the remaining eight coaches.
Three coaches are fitted with solar panels on the roofs. The train will stop at each station for students and others to visit the exhibitions in coaches.