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Railways tests Super Vasuki to mark I-Day


The Railways performed a take a look at run of its longest freight practice, Super Vasuki, with 295 loaded wagons carrying over 27,000 tonnes of coal, on August 15, as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.

The 3.5-km-long freight practice coated the space of about 267 km between Korba in Chhattisgarh and Rajnandgaon in Nagpur, and was run by the South East Central Railway (SECR).

This is the longest and heaviest freight practice ever run by the Railways, the nationwide transporter stated, including that the practice takes about 4 minutes to cross a station.

The quantity of coal carried by Super Vasuki is sufficient to fireplace 3,000 MW of energy plant for one full day, officers stated. This is thrice the capability of present railway rakes (90 automobiles with 100 tonnes in every) that carry about 9,000 tonnes of coal in a single journey.

The practice was fashioned by combining 5 rakes of products trains as one unit.

Source: www.thehindu.com

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