New Delhi, IAS. Along with running special trains in the festive season, Indian Railways has also started running goods trains so that the essential goods can reach on time. Railways has started two goods trains Trishul and Garuda. These freight trains are much longer than the normal structure. These longer trains will provide a very effective solution to the problem of capacity constraints in critical sections. Trishul is the first long haul train of South Central Railway consisting of three goods trains, i.e. 177 wagons.
This train was flagged off from Kondapalli station of Vijayawada Division for Khurda Division of East Coast Railway. After this SCR ran another similar train Garuda from Raichur in Guntakal division to Manuguru in Secunderabad division. Both long trains consist mainly of empty open wagons to mine coal for thermal power stations.
SCR is one of the five major freight-carrying railways of the Indian Railways. The goods are supplied in bulk from Visakhapatnam-Vijayawada-Gudur-Renigunta, Ballarshah-Kazipet-Vijayawada, Kazipet-Secunderabad-Wadi, Vijayawada-Guntur-Guntakal sections.
Time saving on congested routes, quicker transit time, maximizing throughput of critical sections, saving of staff are the major operational benefits of running trains, which help Indian Railways to better serve its freight customers.
Regarding the festive trains, Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of East Central Railway Rajesh Kumar said that train number 01676/01675 Anand Vihar- Muzaffarpur-Anand Vihar Terminal Festival Special Express will run between Anand Vihar Terminal and Muzaffarpur from October 11 to October 17. Special train will be operated for two days.
Train No. 01676 Anand Vihar – Muzaffarpur Festival Special Express will leave Anand Vihar at 22.50 hrs on every Monday and Wednesday from 11 October to 17 October and will reach Muzaffarpur at 22.00 hrs the next day. In return direction, Train 01675 Muzaffarpur – Anand Vihar Festival Special train will leave Muzaffarpur at 23.45 hrs on every Tuesday and Thursday from 12 October to 18 October and will reach Anand Vihar at 23.30 hrs the next day.