Sheshnag of Indian Railways sets new record
Published: 09:57 AM, 6 July 2020
Indian Railways has created history by operating a 2.8 Km Long Train Name Sheshnag. South East Central Railway on Thursday launched the 251 wagons ‘Sheshnag’ train on the tracks in freight transport, according to Indian media outlet ABP.
The train was run between Nagpur division to Korba. The train travelled about 260 km in 6 hours. Railways had to use four engines to make this Sheshnag run on the tracks. In the meantime, the train has started transporting goods to the southeastern branch.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal lauded the achievement and tweeted, "The record 2.8 km long freight train was successfully operated by the Railways. This experiment of connecting 4 rakes to run on the long train named Sheshnag was successful. This allows more goods to be sent from one place to another at a time."
In another tweet, the Union Minister said, "Sheshnag Running on Track: Boosting freight transportation, Railways has run 251 wagons with 4 trains combined together, totalling to 2.8 km, between Nagpur & Korba."