Sachkhand Express

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Sachkhand Express (Amritsar - Nanded) Route map

The Sachkhand Express (Marathi: सचखंड एक्स प्रेस) is operated by Indian Railways daily between the Cities of Huzur Sahib Nanded in Maharashtra to Amritsar in Punjab. This train thus links two famous Sikh shrines. The train is named after Sachkhand Sahib Gurudwara situated in Nanded.

This train also links the National Capital of India, New Delhi as well as the state capital of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal to Nanded, Jalna and Aurangabad of Marathwada Region of Maharashtra.

Train Number[edit]

Train Route[edit]

It routes and halts at Purna, Parbhani, Jalna, Aurangabad, Manmad, jalgaon Bhusaval, Burhanpur, Khandwa Junction, Itarsi Junction, Bhopal Junction, Jhansi, Gwalior, Dholpur, Agra, Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi, Panipat karnal, Ambala, Rajpura, sirhind, khanna, Ludhiana, phagwara, Jalandhar and Beas.

The train halts at the same stations on its reverse journey.

Train Composition[edit]

Total Coaches are 22 including 2 -SLR, 3-Second Class, 1-2AC, 3-3AC, 1-Pantry and remaining 12 -Sleeper Coaches.

Train History[edit]

It was introduced in the year 1995 as a weekly Express train between Nanded and Amritsar. The train was made biweekly and upgraded to its present superfast status in the year 1997 followed by Five days a week in 1998. In the year 2006-2007 the train was declared to be daily operational.

The train is treated as a holy Train and majority of the people use this train for pilgrimage. Locals in Nanded, Manmad, Bhopal, Gwalior, Delhi and Bhusaval serve langar (free food) in each compartment of the train regardless of the religion of the travelers.

The langar was started first in Nanded by local Sikh businessmen but then it was taken over by the Gurudwara.

There is free pickup and drop off facility from Gurudwara Langar Sahib and Gurudwara Sachkhand everyday for this train and all the other major trains arriving and leaving Hazur Sahib Nanded Station.

Loco Link[edit]

Train Runs on both Diesel and Electric Tractions. Nanded-Manmad -Nanded - Diesel - WDM3A of Guntakal Shed Manmad -Amritsar -Manmad -Electrical -WAP4E of Gaziabad Shed At New Delhi Railway station langar cooked from Veerji da Dera at Tilak Nagar in West Delhi is served in the train.People from Dera distribute the food to all pilgrimages returning after visit to holy city of tenth master.

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References[edit]

South Central Railways official link