2-km-long train chugs on track in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: For the first time in Odisha, the East Coast Railway has run 3 train rakes at a time having a total length of about 2000 meters (2 km) on an experimental basis.

The train consisting of 147 wagons, 3 brake/guard vans and 4 engines was planned to run on experimental basis between Godbhaga and Balangir railway stations in Sambalpur Railway Division.

The first rake of 45 flat wagons loaded with containers and the second & third empty rakes of 51 alumina containers each headed towards Visakhapatnam Port.

The aim of the move is to provide less manpower and economic path utilisation. Running of this train on experimental basis has utilised less manpower, run on a single signal and single closure of level crossings.

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