Dibrugarh Kanyakumari Vivek Express Is The Longest Running Superfast Train In Indian Railways

Indian Railways Vivek Express: There is no delay in catching...

Indian Railways Vivek Express: There is no delay in catching the speed of rapid train in the country, but a train of Indian Railways which has the distinction of being the longest distance superfast train. This train is known as Dibrugarh – Kanyakumari Vivek Express. This express train is the longest running train in the country. As a weekly train, it runs for about 83 hours in eight states of India. During this it covers a distance of more than 4,200 km. So here we are going to tell you about its features.

The announcement was made in the Railway Budget 2011-12

Vivek Express is one of four pairs of express trains on the Indian Railways network. These trains were started on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. The Vivek Express trains were announced by the then Railway Minister Mamta Banerjee in the Railway Budget for the year 2011-12. Dibrugarh – Kanyakumari Vivek Express has a unique place in the history of Indian Railways. The name of this train is the last recorded record of stopping its services during the Kovid epidemic. At the time when the entire Indian Railways passenger services came to a standstill in March 2020 due to the COVID19 pandemic and the subsequent national lockdown, the train was still on track. Along with this, it also holds the record for being the 24th longest train service in the world.

from where to where does it go

The Dibrugarh-Kanyakumari Vivek Express is a weekly express train under the Vivek Express series of Indian Railways. It runs from Dibrugarh in Assam’s North Eastern State of India to Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu to the southern end of the country. In 74 hrs 35 mins the train covers a distance of 4,218.6 kms and passes through eight states of India. At present, this train is the train running on the longest railway track in India both in terms of distance and time.

When does it leave from Dibrugarh – Kanyakumari?

Dibrugarh – Kanyakumari Vivek Express Train Number: 15906 starts from Dibrugarh at 22:45 and reaches Kanyakumari at 9:50 AM on the fifth day of the journey. In return direction of this train is 15905 and it will depart from Kanyakumari at 23:00 PM. The train reaches Dibrugarh at 07:15 in the morning on the fifth day of the journey. It has 58 stoppages. This train also passes through Sahibganj district and Pakur district of Jharkhand, but it does not have any stoppage there.

Which cities does it pass through?

Dibrugarh-Kanyakumari Express Tinsukia, Dimapur, Guwahati, Bongaigaon, Alipurduar, Siliguri, Kishanganj, Malda, Rampurhat, Pakur, Durgapur, Asansol, Kharagpur, Balasore, Cuttack, Bhubaneshwar, Khordha, Brahmapur, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Vishakhapatnam, It passes through important cities like Eluru, Vijayawada, Ongole, Nellore, Renigunta, Vellore, Salem, Erode, Coimbatore, Palakkad, Thrissur, Aluva, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Chengannur, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram and Nagercoil.

Interesting facts about Vivek Express

Dibrugarh-Kanyakumari Vivek Express running at a speed of 52 kmph has weekly train service.

Vivek Express train covers the longest rail route in India and passes through eight Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Bihar, West Bengal and Assam.

A diesel engine is used in one part of the journey and an electric engine is used in the other.

At Durgapur Railway Station and Visakhapatnam Junction, the train does loco reversal.

Dibrugarh – Kanyakumari Vivek Express has Two Tier Coach, Three Tier AC Coach, Sleeper Class Coach which can be booked in advance. Its normal fare is Rs 4,450 3,015 1,185 745 630.

The maximum time this train stops at Khurda Road JN,Visakhapatnam is 20 minutes.

If you want to travel in this train, don’t forget to check Vivek Express train schedule.

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