NEW DELHI : Indian Railways’ South East Central Railway (SECR) ran the Super Vasuki freight train with 295 loaded wagons on the occasion of India’s 76th Independence Day. Indian Railways’ longest and heaviest freight train ever was operated on August 15 as part of the government’s Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebration.
“To mark the beginning of Amrit Kaal, SECR formed and ran Super Vasuki, five loaded train long haul on 15th Aug 2022 as a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav Celebration,” according to an official statement.
Super Vasuki is a 3.5 km long Pentahaul with 295 loaded wagons and a trailing load of approximately 27,000 tonnes, the statement added. Earlier in June, SECR operated a record long-hail Vatsuki and Trishul trains, respectively.
Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of independence and the history of it’s people, culture and achievements. This campaign is dedicated to the people of India who have not only been instrumental in bringing India thus far in its evolutionary journey but also hold within them the power and potential to enable Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of activating India 2.0, fuelled by the spirit of Aatmanirbhar Bharat, according to Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav website.