Bhubaneswar: For the first time, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) on Monday ran three train rakes in Odisha having a length of nearly 2000 metres (2 km) at a time on an experimental basis.
The ECoR decided to run the train in order to provide less manpower and economic path utilisation.
The train consisting of 147 Wagons, three Brake/Guard Vans and four Engines ran between Godbhaga and Bolangir Stations in Sambalpur Railway Division.
The first rake of 45 Flat Wagons loaded with containers while the second and third empty rakes of 51 Alumina Containers each are going towards Visakhapatnam Port.
According to officials, the operation of the train on an experimental basis has utilised less manpower. Besides, the 2000m long train runs on a single signal and single Closure of level crossings.