The Indian Ministry of Railways recently took on Twitter to give the latest update on the world’s first Hospital train. Dubbed as ‘Lifeline Express,’ the train is a state of the art and is committed to providing medical facilities in the remotest corners of India.
Also called the Jeevan Rekha Express, the Lifeline Express is currently stationed at the Badarpur station in Assam and has been treating patients there free of cost.
The train has the best of doctors available onboard with two boogies converted into operation theatres. Each coach has as many as five operating tables entertaining all the modern facilities.
The train was first commissioned in 1991 and has been treating people in need ever since. In total, the train has seven coaches and is unique in itself as no such service is provided by the railways of any other country around the world.
In recent weeks, the Indian Railways has achieved several major feats like launching 100th Kissan Rail, PM Modi launching the dedicated western freight corridor and also the launch of the brand new Vistadome coaches.