India’s first solar energy-driven miniature train at Veli Tourist Village in Thiruvananthapuram opened for the tourists. Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, inaugurated the train last month. People were seen taking joyrides in India’s first solar energy-driven miniature train. ìIt was a nice experience. I think it’s a great initiative,” said a tourist. The stations are designed in a traditional style. The surplus energy generated by the system is routed to the (Kerala State Electricity Board) KSEB’s grid.