Updated: July 4, 2020 11:25:04 pm
With passenger train services suspended due to Covid-19, the Indian Railways achieved another feat as it operated a 2.8 kilometer long freight train called ‘Shesh Naag’– the longest train ever to run on Indian Railways.
Four trains combined together to form ‘Shesh Naag’ totalling 2.8 km to form the longest goods train ever, the Ministry of Railways said. The train was operated between Nagpur and Korba in South East Central Railway.
भारतीय रेल ने एक ओर नया कीर्तिमान स्थापित करते हुए ‘शेषनाग’ ट्रेन का संचालन किया है जो 2.8 किलोमीटर लंबी ट्रेन है जो कि 4 BOXN रेक से बनी है।
‘शेषनाग’ भारतीय रेल में चलने वाली अब तक की सबसे लंबी ट्रेन है। pic.twitter.com/Lb5LLkwQBE
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) July 4, 2020
The train amalgamated 4 empty BOXN rakes and is powered by four sets of electric locomotives.
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
‘SheshNaag’ is the longest train ever to run on Indian Railways. pic.twitter.com/t3fKKVJSkJ
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) July 2, 2020
Earlier this week, The Indian Railways had announced that it achieved 100 per cent punctuality of its passenger trains on July 1, a never-before feat.
In yet another feat, the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) had ran a record number of 622 freight trains carrying more than two million metric tons of essential commodities, between the lockdown period of March 25 and April 30.
The commodities included essential items such as food grains (rice/wheat), pulses, sugar, salt, edible oil, petroleum products, coal for power plants, onions, potatoes and other food items.
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