Railways has successfully operated two long haul freight trains Trishul and Garuda for the first time over South-Central Railway. Long haul trains, which are twice or multiple times longer than the normal composition of freight trains, provide a very effective solution to the problem of capacity constraints in critical sections.
Railway Ministry said, Trishul is the first long haul of South-Central Railway comprising of three freight trains of 177 wagons. This train was started on 7th of this month from Kondapalli station of Vijayawada division to Khurda division of East Coast Railway. The Ministry said, South Central Railway followed it up with running of yet another similar one named Garuda on 8th of this month from Raichur of Guntakal division to Manuguru of Secunderabad division.