Poorvottar Sampark Kranti Express

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Purvottar Sampark Kranti Express
Overview
Service type Sampark Kranti Express
Locale Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh & Delhi
First service 11 March 2005
Current operator(s) Northeast Frontier Railway
Route
Start Guwahati (GHY) / Silchar (SCL)
Stops 12
End New Delhi (NDLS)
Distance travelled 2,282 km (1,418 mi)
Average journey time 44 hours 10 minutes
Service frequency Tri-weekly
Train number(s) 12501/12502,15601/15602
On-board services
Class(es) AC 1st Class, AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper, Gen
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities Yes
Technical
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 51 km/h (32 mph) average with halts
Route map
Poorvottar Samparkkranti Express (NDLS - GHY) Route map.jpg

Poorvottar Sampark Kranti Express is one of the Sampark Kranti Express trains of Indian Railways. It connects New Delhi, the capital city of India with Assam. Earlier it used to run between New Delhi and Guwahati, the capital city of Assam. From March 2016, it is extended up to Silchar. The train is named as Purvottar Express since it connects New Delhi with the north east region of the country, known as Poorvottar in Hindi.

Service[edit]

Numbered as 12501/12502, this train takes approximately 31 hours to complete a distance of 1904 km. En route it stops at Goalpara Town, New Bongaigaon, New Jalpaiguri, Katihar, Patliputra Junction, Mughalsarai Junction, Allahabad and Kanpur in both up and down journey, with technical halt at Barauni Junction. This train belongs to Northeast Frontier Railway zone of the Indian Railways.[1][2]

Coaches[edit]

The train consists of one composite 1A/2A coach (HA-1), one 2A coach (A-1), four 3A (B-1/B-2/B-3/B-4), eight sleeper, one pantry car, no general coaches and two SLR coaches. Sometimes one or two high-capacity parcel vans may be attached. Total coach count is usually 20 or 21.

Traction[edit]

Between Guwahati-Barauni, the train is hauled by a WDP-4 or WDP-4B of Siliguri diesel loco shed. From Barauni-New Delhi, mostly WAP 4 from Mughal Sarai/Kanpur/Ghaziabad is used.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Poorvottar Sampark Kranti Express(GHY-NDLS)". indiarailinfo.com. Retrieved 9 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Poorvottar Sampark Kranti Express(NDLS-GHY)". indiarailinfo.com. Retrieved 9 October 2015.