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India's longest and heaviest freight train powered by 6 locomotives tested on day I

by Rishika Choudhury

Date & Time: Aug 17, 2022 12:00 PM

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On the occasion of India’s 75th Independence Day, the Indian Railways’ South East Central Railway (SECR) operated the Super Vasuki train, touted as the longest and heaviest freight train in India, with 295 loaded wagons. The freight train was operated on August 15, as part of the government’s Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebration.

“To mark the beginning of Amrit Kaal, SECR formed and ran Super Vasuki, five loaded train long haul on 15th Aug 2022 as a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav Celebration,” the official statement by South western railway read.

Super Vasuki - India's longest loaded train (3.5 km) with 6 locomotives and 295 wagons and a total weight of 25,962 tonnes.

What is Super Vasuki?

The 3.5 km long train with 295 loaded wagons and powered by 5 locomotives carrying a total load of about 27,000 tons of coal is the highest volume of fuel ever transported by Indian Railways in a single train arrangement.

According to the report, the total amount of coal transported by this train is enough to power the 3,000 MW power plant in one day, more than three times the capacity of the current railway to transport approximately 9,000 tons of coal. a trip.

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

It is an initiative of the Center to showcase the rich culture of the country, celebrate its achievements and recognize the contributions of its citizens to the development of India. Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav begins on March 12, 2021, begins the 75-week countdown to the 75th anniversary of independence and will continue until August 15, 2023. It is dedicated to the people of India, who have been instrumental in bringing 
India this far in its evolutionary journey. The five themes of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav include freedom and struggle, ideas, solutions, actions and achievements.

Also Read: Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav: 1857 की क्रांति के वे योद्धा जिन्होंने जान गवां दी पर अपनी मातृभूमि को नहीं छोड़ा!

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