India’s longest and heaviest train ‘Vasuki’
On the 75th anniversary of Indian Independence the Indian Railways operated the Super Vasuki. This super Vasuki train is the heaviest and longest freight train with 295 loaded wagons.
South East Central Railway marked the beginning of Amrit Kaal and formed and ran Super Vasuki train on August 15 as part of the Centre’s Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.
Longest and heaviest train:
The 3.5-km-long train is powered by five locos and loaded with 295 loaded wagons.
The train is contained a total trailing load of 27,000 tonnes of coal which is the heaviest fuel transportation carried by the Indian Railway in a single arrangement.
The train takes nearly four minutes to cross a station.
First journey of Train Vasuki:
The train started its first journey from Korba in Chhattisgarh to cover the 267-km distance to Rajnandgao in Nagpur. Australia’s BHP Iron Ore, in comparison, at 7.352 km long, is the longest freight train in the world and also the longest overall.
Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw informed that India’s longest train passing through Kothari Road station.
The train was set up by mingling five goods trains slants as a single unit.
Main purpose of this train:
The Railways designs the longest and heaviest train named ‘Vasuki’ to make a regular arrangement and especially for transporting coal during peak demand season following fuel shortages at power stations.
Earlier this year, a shortage of coal had tugged the country into a power crisis.
The total coal contained by the train is enough to operate a 3,000 MW power plant for an entire day. It shows the capacity the train which is thrice of existing trains’ capacity.
Question & Answer:
Q1. What is the name of India’s longest and heaviest train which flagged off to celebrate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav by India Railways?
Q2. Which Indian railway Zone is operating the India’s longest train ‘Vasuki’?
Ans. South East Central Railway zone
Q3. India’s longest train started its first journey on India’s Independence day from which station to which station?
Ans. Korba to Rajnandgao (Chhattisgarh)