Guwahati: After achieving 100% punctuality for the first time in its history, the Indian railways has made another record: running the longest train. The 2.8 kilometers long train 'SheshNaag', developed by amalgamating four empty BOXN rakes, is powered by four sets of electric locomotives.
A tweet from the official handle of the Indian Railways announced that SheshNaag is the longest train ever to run on Indian Railways, and also shared a 2 minute and 19 seconds long video of the train crossing a platform.
Indian Railways breaks another record. Operates 'SheshNaag', a 2.8 Km long train amalgamating 4 empty BOXN rakes, powered by 4 sets of electric locomotives— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) July 2, 2020
'SheshNaag' is the longest train ever to run on Indian Railways. pic.twitter.com/t3fKKVJSkJ
Although a considerable number of people tweeted praising the Indian Railways on its achievement, a significant group pointed out the problems of running such trains in places without overbridges, and the resultant delays caused to the people.
In a similar tweet, Indian Railways on Tuesday had announced another record by the Bilaspur division of SECR for joining and running three loaded trains weighing more than 15,000 tonnes in a so-called 'Anaconda' formation, through the Bilaspur and Chakradharpur divisions, and also expressed its hope of reducing the transit time of freight trains.
Taking a big leap in reducing the transit time of freight trains, Bilaspur division of SECR broke yet another frontier by joining & running 3 loaded trains (more than 15000 tonnes) in 'Anaconda' formation through Bilaspur & Chakradharpur divisions. pic.twitter.com/5lZlQHDpkI— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) June 30, 2020