Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 5:
Science Express train on the theme ‘Climate Change’ is scheduled to travel Odisha next week with an objective to make people aware about climate change and anticipated impacts and different issues related to it.
According to Railways sources, the Science Express Climate Action Special (SECAS) will be halted at Bhadrak station from May 9-12. It will stay at Puri station from May 13-16, at Chatrapur from May 17-19. Later, it will move to Kottavalasa in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh from May 20-23.
The visitors are allowed into the train from 10 am till 6 pm at the stations during the scheduled dates. There are 16 AC compartments in the train, out of which 8 bogies come under Ministry of Forest and Climate Change.
The basic aim behind SECAS, a unique collaborative initiative of Department of Science & Technology (DST), Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC), Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Ministry of Railways, is to create awareness among people especially the students about impacts of climate change on earth and the ways to address it.