Sapt Kranti Express
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|Sapt Kranti Superfast Express|
|Locale||Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi|
|First service||Muzaffarpur, Bihar|
|Last service||Anand Vihar Terminal|
|Current operator(s)||East Central Railway|
|End||Anand Vihar Terminal|
|Distance travelled||1,060 km (660 mi)|
|Average journey time||19 hours 05 minutes|
|Train number(s)||12557 / 12558|
|Class(es)||AC 1st Class, AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper, General|
|Other facilities||Wifi facility in AC 1 Tier Coaches|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||58 km/h (36 mph) average with halts|
The Sapt Kranti Express is a superfast train service of Indian Railways running between Muzaffarpur Railway Station and Anand Vihar Terminal Railway Station. Its inaugural run was on July 1, 2002. Its start was changed from New Delhi Railway Station to Anand Vihar Terminal from December 2, 2010. It is designated by Train nos. 12557 UP and 12558 DN. Major stops are Motihari, Bettiah, Narkatiaganj, Gorakhpur, Lucknow and Moradabad. In July 2002 it became the first broad gauge superfast train to pass through Champaran districts. The train has its name based on the Sapt Kranti movement led by Ram Manohar Lohia. It is an ISO 9001:2008 certified Train.
This train runs daily and covers a distance of 1060 km. The classes of coaches are Ist AC, IInd AC, IIIrd AC, Sleeper, IInd Class Unreserved and a pantry car. This train is generally reserved well ahead of its departure dates.
Places of Interest on its Route
- Muzaffarpur is famous for its Shahi Litchis. It's a prominent trade centre in Tirhut region of Bihar.
- People who wish to go to Nepal from New Delhi can take this train and deboard at Sagauli. From Sagauli they can go to Raxaul (40 km) by some local train. Raxaul is the gateway to Nepal and people will find luxury bus services to Kathmandu from across the border.
- Bhitiharva Village from where Mahatma Gandhi started his Satyagraha. 17 km from Narkatiaganj.
- This train also connects to the historical tourist place of Lauriya-Nandangarh where one of the Ashoka Pillars stands. It can be reached from Bettiah as it is 23 km from Bettiah.
- It passes through the Kushinagar district of Uttar Pradesh which is an important Buddhist tourist destination.
- Gorakhpur is famous for the Gorakhnath Temple and the Gita Press.
- Lucknow is the capital of Uttar Pradesh province of India. It is famous for its Muslim era buildings like Asafi Imambara.