Poorvottar Sampark Kranti Express
|Service type||Sampark Kranti Express|
|Locale||Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh & Delhi|
|First service||11 March 2005|
|Current operator(s)||Northeast Frontier Railway|
|Start||Guwahati (GHY) / Silchar (SCL)|
|End||New Delhi (NDLS)|
|Distance travelled||2,282 km (1,418 mi)|
|Average journey time||44 hours 10 minutes|
|Class(es)||AC 1st Class, AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper, Gen|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||51 km/h (32 mph) average with halts|
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.
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.
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.
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