A Science Express Climate Action special (SECAS) train is being stationed at Mangaluru station for four days from Friday to spread awareness about strengths of science in meeting global challenges. A collaborative initiative of Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Environment and Railway Ministry, the state-of-the-art exhibition aims to create awareness among various sections of society, especially students, as to how Climate Change can be combated through mitigation and adaptation.
“Science Express”, a unique science exhibition mounted on a 16-coach AC train flagged-off on October 30, 2007 by the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, has been travelling across India for the past seven years, a Southern Railways release said.
The train has since then covered over 1,22,000 km across the country, receiving more than 1.33 crore visitors at its 391 halts in 1,404 days.
“After seven successful tours across India, ‘Science Express has been redesigned on the theme “Climate Change” and from October last year, it is running as ‘Science Express Climate Action Special,” it said.
SECAS will travel across the country for seven months, halting at 64 locations in 20 states, covering about 19,800 km and conveying a strong message about climate change.