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Indian Railways: This 3.5 km long goods train ran on the track, 27,000 tonnes of goods loaded in 295 coaches

Indian Railways

Indian Railways was carrying 27000 tonnes of coal in this goods train running between Korba in Chhattisgarh and Rajnandgaon in Nagpur. The trial run of this train was done on 15th August on the 75th anniversary of independence. This train became a special part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

Bilaspur, Jn. The Indian Railways, which is constantly innovating, has achieved another historic achievement under the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence. A 3.5 km long freight train with six locomotives and 295 wagons was run in South-East Central Railway zone Bilaspur on August 15. The goods train carrying 27,000 tonnes of coal was transported in 11 hours 20 minutes to Paramkala in Rajnandgaon, 260 km from Korba in Chhattisgarh. Due to this, the Railways got Rs 2.54 crore as freight.

Railway Minister tweeted about ‘Super Vasuki’

The name of this goods train made by connecting five goods trains has been named ‘Super Vasuki’ by the Railways. Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav also shared this achievement on his Twitter handle and called it the longest freight train in the country. South-East Central Railway is continuously conducting such successful experiments.

Earlier on 22 January 2021, five empty goods trains were brought from Bhilai to Korba. It was named Vasuki. Apart from these, long distance trains named Anaconda, Super Anaconda, Sheshnag have also been operated from Bilaspur zone.

Staff savings, less traffic pressure

Railway officials say that by connecting three or five goods trains together, the operation not only saves staff, but also reduces the traffic pressure on the railway track. With this coal can be delivered to the power stations on time.

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