Super Vasuki - India's Longest Freight Train
Named as “Super Vasuki” - runs on 15th August, 2022 (75th Independence Day Anniversary)
As per mythology, Vasuki is famous for coiling around Shiva's neck, who blessed and wore him as an ornament. Vasuki took part in the incident of Samudra Manthana by allowing both the devas and the asuras to bind him to Mount Mandara, so that they could use him as their churning rope to extract the amrita from the ocean of milk.
By amalgamating Five rakes of freight trains as One Unit
Length of the Train - 3.5 KMs
Operated by SECR - South Eastern Central Railways, which is the most profitable Zonal Railway in IR.
Covered the distance of 224 KMs between Bhilai and Korba in 11 Hours.
6 Locomotives and 295 Wagons - 25,962 Tonnes of Coal carried
One Loco Pilot, One Assistant Loco Pilot and One Train Manager (Guard)
Using the Latest technology i.e., DPCS - Distributed Power Control System. That is the leading (front) diesel loco (engine) controlled the entire train along with the simultaneous functioning of the rear loco through electronic transmission while running on the rail network.
Super Anaconda - 2 KMs long - 3 Locomotives -177 Loaded Wagons
Shesh-Naag - 251 empty wagons - 2.8 KMs long - 4 Locomotives -260 Kms from Nagpur to Korba
Material for MCQ
India’s Longest freight train so far (as on 15.08.2022) - Super Vasuki
Super Vasuki - runs by SECR
DPCS stands for Distributed Power Control System