This is the only BG train in India that takes you from 11 meters above sea level (VSKP) to 1 km (1004 meters) above sea level (Shimiliguda, SMLG- ) in 3.5 hrs. Awesome..
This train line passes through 84 bridges and 58 tunnels.
Several times.... Once in 2001, once in 2006 i remember.
Even MAJN-HAS is not bad in terms of gradient trains cover, though time taken is little more...
Correct. Thats true. But this train takes you to the Highest BG station - SMLG in Indian Main rail network. Which excludes Kashmir valley. So the height it climbs is very steep.
Apparently, this is the only train that touches SMLG.
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