Indian Railways creates record with longest-ever 2.8 km long ‘SheshNaag’ train


Indian Railways creates record with longest-ever 2.8 km long ‘SheshNaag’ train

The Indian Railways just broke another record by running four trains together. This super-long train named SheshNaag is the longest-ever train to run in India. As per the reports, IRCTC operated this 2.8 km long train by amalgamating four empty BOXN rakes, which was powered by four sets of electric locomotives.

Lauding this achievement, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted that the record 2.8 km long freight train was successfully operated by the Railways. This experiment of connecting four rakes to run on the long train, named SheshNaag, was successful. This allows more goods to be sent from one place to another at a time, he added.

The Union Minister, in another tweet, stated, “SheshNaag running on track: boosting freight transportation, railways has run 251 wagons with 4 trains combined together, totalling to 2.8 km, between Nagpur and Korba.”

Reportedly, this incredible feat was achieved in the South East Central Railway zone of the Indian Railways. Currently, Indian Railways is prioritizing movement of freight trains in its network as passenger trains are majorly suspended to contain the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

Indian Railways is trying to run multiple freight rakes together in order to save transportation time and, at the same time, help in the decongestion of the rail route.

Further, it needs to be mentioned that on June 30, the Railway Ministry had run a 177-coach freight train, which was named Super Anaconda. Referring to that, the division 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 and Chakradharpur divisions.”

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