The train was to be stationed at Barrackpore for three days during which interactive sessions, quiz and poster making competitions were be held for school children.

The train was a collaborative initiative of the Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Ministry of Railway. The UK government was also helping the initiative.
British Deputy High Commissioner Scott Furssedonn-Wood said that the science train was a great initiative by the environment ministry to raise awareness about climate change, which was one of the greatest challenges of our times.
The train had been travelling across India successfully for the past seven years and from October last year the train had been redesigned on the theme of climate change. “It will travel across the country for about seven months, halting at 64 locations in 20 states, covering about 19,800 km”, officials said.

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