Guwahati: The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has decided to increase the frequency of India’s longest train 15906/15905 (Dibrugarh – Kanniyakumari – Dibrugarh) Vivek Express from the existing bi-weekly to four days a week.
Train No. 15906 (Dibrugarh – Kanniyakumari) Vivek Express which is now running on Saturday and Tuesday, will be running every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday from May 7, 2023. Similarly, train No. 15905 (Kanniyakumari – Dibrugarh) Vivek Express which is now running on Thursday and Sunday, will be running on every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Monday from May 11, 2023.
Train No. 15906 (Dibrugarh – Kanniyakumari) Vivek Express departs from Dibrugarh at 19:25 hours and reaches Kanniyakumari at 22:00 hours on the fourth day of the journey. In the return direction, train no.15905 (Kanniyakumari – Dibrugarh) Vivek Express departs from Kanniyakumari at 17:20 hours and reaches Dibrugarh at 20:50 hours on the fourth day of the journey.
The composition of this train is 22 coaches, consisting of one AC Two Tier, four AC Three Tier, 11 Sleeper Class, three General Seating, one Pantry Car and two Power cum Luggage Rakes.
Dibrugarh – Kanniyakumari Vivek Express is the longest train of Indian Railways which runs from Dibrugarh in India’s North-eastern state Assam to Kanniyakumari in Tamil Nadu the southernmost state of India. The train covers a distance of 4189 kilometres and traverses through nine states in India.
This train is currently the longest train route in India by both distance and time. The train has 59 halts across its route.
The first service of Vivek Express was started on November 19, 2011.