SCR operated two long haul freight trains ‘Trishul’ and ‘Garuda’
- Indian Railways has successfully operated two long-haul freight trains “Trishul"" and “Garuda"" for the first time over South Central Railway(SCR).
- Trishul is SCR’s first long haul comprising of three freight trains, i.e., 177 wagons. This train runs from the Kondapalli station of the Vijayawada division to the Khurda division of the East Coast Railway.
- SCR then flagged off another similar train from Raichur in Guntakal Division to Manuguru in Secunderabad Division and has been named as Garuda.
- "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.
Earlier long-haul freight trains run by Indian Railways
- 'Vasuki' comprised of 300 wagons.
- 'Super Anaconda' comprised of 177 loaded wagons.
- 'Sesh Naag' comprised of 251 empty wagons."