SCR runs two long-haul freight trains

The South Central Railway (SCR) broke some data by operating two long-haul freight trains.

‘Trishul’ comprising three freight trains of 177 wagons and this began on October 7 from Kondapalli station of Vijayawada division to Khurda division of East Coast Railway. Second was ‘Garuda’ that ran on October 8 from Raichur of Guntakal division to Manuguru of Secunderabad division. In each circumstances, the long-haul trains comprised empty, open wagons for loading of coal meant for predominantly thermal energy stations.

SCR is a one of many 5 main freight loading railways and a bulk of freight site visitors strikes in sure arterial routes equivalent to Visakhapatnam-Vijayawada-Gudur-Renigunta, Ballarshah-Kazipet-Vijayawada, Kazipet-Secunderabad-Wadi, and Vijayawada-Guntur-Guntakal sections. As a bulk of its freight site visitors has to move by way of these main routes, it’s important for SCR to maximise throughput accessible throughout these essential sections.

Lengthy-haul trains, that are twice or a number of instances longer than the conventional composition of freight trains, present a really efficient resolution to the issue of capability constraints in essential sections. It additionally ensures saving of path throughout congested routes, faster transit time, maximising throughput of essential sections and saving in crews, stated a press launch.

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