The 2013 edition of Science Express-Biodiversity Special (SEBS), an innovative mobile exhibition on a specially designed train, which was stationed in Tiruchi junction for four days commencing Sunday, evoked an overwhelming response.
Not only a large number of students from schools and colleges drawn from across the central districts visited the exhibition, even people from different walks of life took advantage of the opportunity to understand biodiversity of different geographical zones of India, climate change, sustainable environment and energy conservation.
Over 80,000 people, including students, visited the exhibition in the last four days. On Wednesday, which was the last day of the four, over 32,000 people, including 10,000 students and teachers of 120 schools visited the exhibition, according to railway sources. In the current phase, the express was flagged off from Delhi Safdarjung on April 9 this year and will run across the country to 62 locations till October 28. The Science Express will be halted next in Koodal Nagar near Madurai city for four days. Later, the train will arrive at Coimbatore on August 23.