Modified bus to run on Nilgiris rail track, with less pollution

COIMBATORE: If everything goes well, the Mountain Railway (NMR) will soon boast of a railbus. To start with, the Southern Railway is likely to try the railbus on tracks in the next few weeks. The railbus, which is literally a bus which runs on railway tracks and is a new addition to the train portfolio, is considered to have potential.

The railbus had arrived at Mettupalayam three weeks ago, but it is still being worked on to see if it could be modified to run on track between Coonoor and Udhagamandalam and manage to climb a steep gradient.

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