Vivek Express : Longest Running Train Route In India
Dibrugarh – Kanyakumari Vivek Express is a weekly Express train of the Vivek Express series the Indian Railways which runs from Dibrugarh in India’s north eastern state Assam to Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu the southernmost state of India.
In close to 83 hours the train covers a distance of 4,273 kilometres (2,655 mi) and traverses through eight states in India.
This train currently holds the prestigious record of being the longest running train route in the Indian Subcontinent both in terms of distance as well as time. The train has 56 halts across its route.
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Vivek Express are four pairs of Express Trains on the Indian Railways network. These trains were announced in the Railway Budget of 2011-12 by the then Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee. These trains were started to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.
Dibrugarh – Kanyakumari Vivek Express joins Dibrugarh in Assam, North-East India to Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu which is the southernmost tip of Mainland India. The train No:15906 starts from Dibrugarh at 22:45 PM and reaches Kanyakumari at 9:50 AM on the fifth day of journey.
In the return direction the train no: 15905 leaves Kanyakumari at 23:00 PM and reaches Dibrugarh at 07:15 AM on the fifth day. The train travels through the states of Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
It passes through important cities such as Dimapur, Guwahati, Siliguri, Malda, Durgapur, Asansol, Bhubaneswar, Brahmapur, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Rajahmundry, Eluru, Vijayawada, Nellore, Vellore, Salem, Erode, Coimbatore, Palakkad, Thrissur, Aluva, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Chengannur, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram and Nagercoil.
Dibrugarh – Kanyakumari Vivek Express Express has 2 Tier, 3 Tier AC coaches, Sleeper class coaches which can be booked in advance. Other second sitting coaches can be boarded with unreserved tickets issued from the counter.