Trains have always been fascinating. From the way they operate to how efficiently they can transport thousands of people from one corner of India to another. The Indian Railways has been the backbone of the Indian transport system, be it carrying people or goods.
One such train in particular, the Dibrugarh - Kanyakumari Vivek Express stands out since there are some very interesting facts about the train. Here are some of these facts that you never knew.
The Dibrugarh - Kanyakumari Vivek Express connects India's Northeastern state, Assam to the Southernmost state of India, Tamil Nadu.
The train travels a total distance of 4,273km, which takes an average of 80 hours and 15 mins to cover.
Along the full journey, the Dibrugarh - Kanyakumari Vivek Express has 57 stops or halts.
The Dibrugarh - Kanyakumari Vivek Express holds the current record for being the train that connects the longest train route in India, and also the maximum time to travel by train.
Vivek express are four pairs of express trains, and started operations on the 150th birthday of Swami Vivekananda. They were commissioned under the railway budget in the year 2011-12.
The Dibrugarh - Kanyakumari Vivek Express travels through 7 Indian states, namely Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Bihar, West Bengal, and Assam.
The train uses a diesel engine for one part of the journey and an electric engine for the other.
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The Dibrugarh - Kanyakumari Vivek Express operates at a speed of 50.4km/h.
The Dibrugarh - Kanyakumari Vivek Express also has catering facilities, along with AC coaches, sleeper coaches, and unreserved coaches.
The Dibrugarh - Kanyakumari Vivek Express is a weekly service. The train leaves Kanyakumari at 02:45 PM and reaches Dibrugarh on the fifth day at 03:30 AM.
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