Railways examined the three.5 km lengthy items prepare Tremendous Vasuki with 295 loaded wagons carrying over 27,000 tonnes of coal between Korba in Chhattisgarh and Rajnandgaon in Nagpur on August 15 as a part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. ‘ Celebration.
The prepare run by South East Central Railway left Korba at 13:50 hrs and took 11.20 hrs to cowl a distance of 267 km.
That is the longest and heaviest freight prepare ever run by the railways, the nationwide transporter mentioned, including that the prepare takes round 4 minutes to cross a station.
Officers mentioned the amount of coal carried by Tremendous Vasuki is sufficient to set the 3000 MW energy plant on fireplace in a complete day. That is 3 times the capability of the present railway rakes (90 vehicles of 100 tonnes every), which carry round 9,000 tonnes of coal in a single journey.
The prepare was shaped by combining 5 rakes of products trains right into a single unit.
Officers mentioned the railways is planning to make use of this technique (longer freight trains) extra regularly, particularly to move coal throughout peak demand season to forestall gasoline scarcity at energy stations.
Earlier this yr, a coal scarcity pushed the nation right into a severe energy disaster.
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