Sabarmati Express

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The Sabarmati Express is an express train which connects the city of Ahmedabad, India to Darbhanga city in the northern state of Bihar through Ashoknagar. The train may take up to two days to complete the journey. It travels through Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh via Ratlam Junction, Ujjain Junction, Guna Junction, Kanpur Central, Lucknow Junction, Ayodhya, Faizabad, Goshainganj, Mau Junction and Chappra Junction.

It enters Gujarat from Dahod Railway station then Godhra, Vadodara and Ahmedabad

On 27 February 2002, the train was stopped outside Godhra station because of the emergency chain being pulled. The train was then attacked and four coaches were burned by a large mob. It has been alleged that the attack was the result of a conspiracy hatched by local Muslims.[1][2] 58 people, including some Hindu pilgrims who were returning from the holy city of Ayodhya, were trapped and killed in the burning train. That incident is perceived as the trigger for the widespread riots that followed in Godhra as well as the rest of Gujarat in which more than a thousand individuals died, thousands more were rendered homeless and property worth hundreds of crores was lost.

Sabarmati Express Time Table[edit]

No. Station name (code)[3] Distance travelled Day Route
1 Darbhanga Junction (DBG) 0 km 1 1
2 Laheria Sarai (LSI) 5 km 1 1
3 Samastipur Junction (SPJ) 38 km 1 1
4 Muzaffarpur Junction (MFP) 90 km 1 1
5 Hajipur Junction (HJP) 143 km 1 1
6 Sonpur Junction (SEE) 149 km 1 1
7 Chhapra (CPR) 203 km 1 1
8 Suraimanpur (SIP) 231 km 1 1
9 Sahatwar (STW) 250 km 1 1
10 Ballia (BUI) 268 km 1 1
11 Rasra (RSR) 300 km 1 1
12 Indara Junction (IAA) 329 km 1 1
13 Mau Junction (MAU) 337 km 1 1
14 Muhammadabad (MMA) 358 km 1 1
15 Sathiaon (SAA) 367 km 1 1
16 Azamgarh (AMH) 380 km 1 1
17 Sarai Mir (SMZ) 405 km 1 1
18 Khorason Road (KRND) 415 km 1 1
19 Shahganj Junction (SHG) 436 km 1 1
20 Malipur (MLPR) 461 km 1 1
21 Akbarpur (ABP) 480 km 1 1
22 Goshainganj (GGJ) 503 km 1 1
23 Ayodhya (AY) 534 km 1 1
24 Faizabad Junction (FD) 542 km 1 1
25 Sohwal (SLW) 557 km 1 1
26 Rudauli (RDL) 579 km 1 1
27 Daryabad (DYD) 603 km 1 1
28 Barabanki Junction (BBK) 641 km 1 1
29 Lucknow Nr (LKO) 669 km 1 1
30 Unnao Junction (ON) 725 km 2 1
31 Kanpur Central (CNB) 743 km 2 1
32 Bhimsen (BZM) 757 km 2 1
33 Pokhrayan (PHN) 801 km 2 1
34 Kalpi (KPI) 815 km 2 1
35 Orai (ORAI) 849 km 2 1
36 Ait (AIT) 873 km 2 1
37 Moth (MOTH) 907 km 2 1
38 Chirgaon (CGN) 931 km 2 1
39 Jhansi Junction (JHS) 962 km 2 1
40 Babina (BAB) 988 km 2 1
41 Talbahat (TBT) 1013 km 2 1
42 Lalitpur (LAR) 1052 km 2 1
43 Jakhalaun (JLN) 1069 km 2 1
44 Dhaura (DUA) 1080 km 2 1
45 Bina Junction (BINA) 1115 km 2 1
46 Mungaoli (MNV) 1143 km 2 1
47 Pipraigaon (PIA) 1163 km 2 1
48 Ashok Nagar (ASKN) 1189 km 2 1
49 Guna (GUNA) 1233 km 2 1
50 Ruthiyai (RTA) 1254 km 2 1
51 Vijay Pur (VJP) 1260 km 2 1
52 Kumbhraj (KHRJ) 1278 km 2 1
53 Chachaura Bngj (CBK) 1300 km 2 1
54 Biyavra Rajgarh (BRRG) 1331 km 2 1
55 Pachor Road (PFR) 1361 km 2 1
56 Sarangpur (SFW) 1392 km 2 1
57 Shajapur (SFY) 1419 km 2 1
58 Maksi (MKC) 1447 km 2 1
59 Tarana Road (TAN) 1457 km 2 1
60 Ujjain Junction (UJN) 1488 km 2 1
61 Nagda Junction (NAD) 1543 km 2 1
62 Khachrod (KUH) 1557 km 2 1
63 Ratlam Junction (RTM) 1585 km 2 1
64 Meghnagar (MGN) 1665 km 2 1
65 Dahod (DHD) 1698 km 2 1
66 Godhra Junction (GDA) 1772 km 3 1
67 Vadodara Junction (BRC) 1846 km 3 1
68 Anand Junction (ANND) 1882 km 3 1
69 Nadiad Junction (ND) 1900 km 3 1
70 Mhmdvd Kheda Road (MHD) 1918 km 3 1
71 Maninagar (MAN) 1943 km 3 1
72 Ahmedabad Junction (ADI) 1946 km 3 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] BBC News
  2. ^ The Godhra conspiracy as Justice Nanavati saw it The Times of India, 28 September 2008. Retrieved 2012-02-19. Archived 21 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Sabarmati Express Time Table". cleartrip.com. Retrieved 19 November 2016.