Science Express Climate Action Special (SECAS) was flagged off on 15 October 2015 from Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences; Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister of Railways; Shri Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change; Shri Y. S. Chowdary, Hon’ble Minister of State for Science & Technology and Shri Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Railways in presence of several other dignitaries and guests.
SECAS is an innovative mobile science exhibition mounted on a 16 coach AC train which has been custom-built for Department of Science & Technology (DST) by Indian Railway. The state-of-the-art exhibition aboard the 'Science Express Climate Action Special (SECAS)' aims to create awareness among various sections of society, especially students, as to how Climate Change can be combated through mitigation and adaptation.
The SECAS in its current phase is scheduled to travel across the country for about seven months, halting at 64 locations in 20 States, covering 19,800 km. The exhibition will convey a strong message about Climate Change and will also be a good opportunity to generate dialogue and discussion. More information is available on the website www.sciencexpress.in.