Do you know about ‘The Lifeline Express’ or ‘Jeevan Rekha Express’? Well if not, let us tell you that it is the world’s first hospital train, run by a Mumbai based NGO, ‘the Impact India Foundation’ in collaboration with Indian Railways and Health Ministry.
Inaugurated on 16 July,1991 with 3 coaches, as of 2015, the service had completed almost 200 projects and had benefited over 600,000 rural Indians. Now that is a proud ‘Indian Moment’ for all of us!
The train in its 25 years of span has covered numerous parts of India like UP, Kerala, MP, West Bengal and Maharashtra. After all of it, it has surely became an inspiration to other countries like China, Central Africa and river boat hospitals in Bangladesh and Cambodia
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Divya Rajani is a student of BA -III(Eng Hons.) from PGGCG-11. She likes writing, making new friends, and her love for food is endless. She wants to pursue her career as a Public Relations Officer and her future plans are to explore new places and write about them.