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Indian Railways creates another record! Operates 2.8 Km long train ‘SheshNaag’

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Indian Railways breaks another record. Operates ‘SheshNaag’, a 2.8 Km long train amalgamating 4 empty BOXN rakes, powered by 4 sets of electric locomotives.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Indian Railways created another record by operating ‘SheshNaag’, a 2.8 km-long train amalgamating four empty BOXN rakes
  • At the moment, Indian Railways is running only special trains with a restricted capacity to ferry passengers stranded or those travelling out of necessity
  • The formation was made by joining four empty BOXN rakes and is powered by four sets of electric locomotives

New Delhi: Indian Railways created another record as it operated a 2.8 Km long train amalgamating four empty BOXN rakes, powered by four sets of electric locomotives. The super-long train is named ‘SheshNaag’, and it is the longest train ever to run on Indian Railways.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal lauded the achievement and tweeted, “The record 2.8 km long freight train was successfully operated by the Railways. This experiment of connecting 4 rakes to run on the long train named Sheshnag was successful. This allows more goods to be sent from one place to another at a time.”

In another tweet, the Union Minister said, “Sheshnag Running on Track: Boosting freight transportation, Railways has run 251 wagons with 4 trains combined together, totalling to 2.8 km, between Nagpur & Korba.”

Note that the incredible feat was achieved in the South East Central Railway zone of the Indian Railways. The train had four empty BOXN rakes. At the moments, Railways is prioritising the movement of freight trains in its network since passengers train operations are majorly suspended due to the spread of coronavirus pandemic.

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Indian Railways creates another record! Operates 2.8 Km long train ‘SheshNaag’ 

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Indian Railways created another record by operating ‘SheshNaag’, a 2.8 km-long train amalgamating four empty BOXN rakes
  • At the moment, Indian Railways is running only special trains with a restricted capacity to ferry passengers stranded or those travelling out of necessity
  • The formation was made by joining four empty BOXN rakes and is powered by four sets of electric locomotives

New Delhi: Indian Railways created another record as it operated a 2.8 Km long train amalgamating four empty BOXN rakes, powered by four sets of electric locomotives. The super-long train is named ‘SheshNaag’, and it is the longest train ever to run on Indian Railways.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal lauded the achievement and tweeted, “The record 2.8 km long freight train was successfully operated by the Railways. This experiment of connecting 4 rakes to run on the long train named Sheshnag was successful. This allows more goods to be sent from one place to another at a time.”

In another tweet, the Union Minister said, “Sheshnag Running on Track: Boosting freight transportation, Railways has run 251 wagons with 4 trains combined together, totalling to 2.8 km, between Nagpur & Korba.”

Note that the incredible feat was achieved in the South East Central Railway zone of the Indian Railways. The train had four empty BOXN rakes. At the moments, Railways is prioritising the movement of freight trains in its network since passengers train operations are majorly suspended due to the spread of coronavirus pandemic.

The national transporter is trying to move multiple freight rakes together as it helps in saving the transportation time and also help in the decongestion of the rail route. 

It is worth mentioning that on June 30, the Railway Ministry had run a 177-coach freight train named ‘Super Anaconda’. The division has tweeted, “Taking a big leap in reducing the transit time of freight trains, Bilaspur division of SECR broke yet another frontier by joining & running 3 loaded trains (more than 15000 tonnes) in ‘Anaconda’ formation through Bilaspur & Chakradharpur divisions.”

Source: Times Now

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