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Sapt Kranti Express

Sapt Kranti Superfast Express
Muzaffarpur (MFP) - Anand Vihar Terminal (ANVT) Sapt Kranti Superfast Express
Overview
Service type Superfast
Locale Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi
First service 1st July, 2002 from Muzaffarpur, Bihar to New Delhi railway station
Current operator(s) East Central Railway
Route
Start Muzaffarpur Junction
Stops 14
End Anand Vihar Terminal
Distance travelled 1,060 km (660 mi)
Average journey time 19 hours 05 minutes
Service frequency Daily
Train number(s) 12557 / 12558
On-board services
Class(es) AC 1st Class, AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper, General
Seating arrangements Available
Sleeping arrangements Available
Catering facilities Available
Baggage facilities Available
Other facilities Wifi facility in AC 1 Tier Coaches
Technical
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed

maximum - 89 km/h (55 mph) near Siswa Bazar. minimum - 42 km/h (26 mph) near Bettiah.

58 km/h (36 mph) average with halts.[1]

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.[2] It is designated by Train nos. 12557 UP and 12558 DN.[3] Major stops are Motihari, Bettiah, Narkatiaganj, Gorakhpur, Lucknow and Moradabad.[4] 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.[5][6][7]

Origin/naming

On 26 June 1962, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, freedom fighter and socialist, expounded the Sapt Kranti (Seven revolutions) theory in Nainital. He said the 20th century has two characteristics: first, it is the most ruthless era of the world; and second, the extent no era has fought against injustice as this era did. The Seven Revolutions are:-

  1. Bridging the divide between the rich and poor
  2. National equality in terms of wages
  3. Stopping the injustice by the upper castes on the lower castes
  4. Equality between men and women
  5. Ending of apartheid
  6. The campaign against nuclear weapons
  7. Personal matters relating to lifestyle and marriages in which political parties and government have no role to play.

Service

This train runs daily and covers a distance of 1060 km. This train consists of coaches of type, AC 1st Class, AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper, Second sitting (II) Unreserved, General and a pantry car. This train is generally reserved well ahead of its departure dates.[8]

Rake/coach composition

23 Coach train hauled by Locomotive BGKT WDP-4 / WDP4B / WDP4D.
Loco 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
SLR GEN GEN H1 A1 B2 B1 PC S12 S11 S10 S9 S8 S7 S6 S5 S4 S3 S2 S1 GEN GEN SLR SE (Festival Season)
Sapt Kranti Express Route Map
Sapt Kranti Express Route Map.

Timetable

The train 12557 UP Sapt Kranti Superfast Express from Muzaffarpur Junction to Anand Vihar Terminal. (Frequency -DAILY)

Station Code Station Name Arrival Departure Distance Travelled (KMs) Speed
MFP Muzaffarpur Junction Starting Station 12:35 0 78
BMKI Bapudham Motihari 13:48 13:53 80.2 77
GKP Gorakhpur Junction 18:20 18:40 309.7 55
LKO Lucknow Junction 23:35 23:45 579.8 66
MB Moradabad Junction 4:40 4:50 905.2 51
ANVT Anand Vihar Terminal 7:50 Destination Station 1063.8 --


The train 12558 DOWN Sapt Kranti Superfast Express from Anand Vihar Terminal to Muzaffarpur Junction. (Frequency -DAILY)

Station Code Station Name Arrival Departure Distance Travelled (KMs) Speed
ANVT Anand Vihar Terminal Starting Station 14:50 0 56
MB Moradabad Junction 17:35 17:45 153.7 66
LKO Lucknow Junction 22:40 22:50 479.4 54
GKP Gorakhpur Junction 3:50 4:05 749.1 77
BMKI Bapudham Motihari 8:17 8:22 978.6 47
MFP Muzaffarpur Junction 10:25 Destination Station 1063.8 --
Panorama of city with mixture of five- to ten-story buildings
BGKT (Bhagat Ki Kothi) WDP-4B 20099 heading towards Anand Vihar Terminal for 12558- Sapt Kranti Express. BGKT WDP-4 20087 heading towards Shahibabad brought 12557 Sapt Kranti Express running 2 hours late.

Gallery

Take a look at your favourite photos on........ - Exclusive Facebook Page of Sapt Kranti Express - https://www.facebook.com/saptkrantiexpress

Places of interest on its route

Sapt Kranti Express with WDP4

See also


References

  1. ^ http://indiarailinfo.com/train/timetable/sapt-kranti-sf-express-12557-mfp-to-anvt/1455/560/7322
  2. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/Rlys-change-boarding-point-of-trains/articleshow/7018208.cms
  3. ^ http://wwww.indianrail.gov.in
  4. ^ http://wwww.indianrail.gov.in
  5. ^ http://lohiasaptkrantivicharyatra.blogspot.com/2009_08_01_archive.html
  6. ^ http://sanhati.com/excerpted/1571/
  7. ^ https://www.facebook.com/saptkrantiexpress
  8. ^ http://indiarailinfo.com/train/blog/1455/560/664
  9. ^ http://www.routeearth.com/Guides/Guide.aspx?CID=1257830
  10. ^ http://westchamparan.bih.nic.in/html/tourist.htm
  11. ^ http://www.buddhist-tourism.com/countries/india/buddhist-sites/lauriya-bihar.html
  • Indian Railways website
  • Indian Railways Fan Club
  • Exclusive Facebook Page of Sapt Kranti Express


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External links

External video
Location: Maharauli, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh 13th May 2013
GZB WAP5 #30004 slowly crawls through pragati maidan with Muzzafarpur bound Sapt Kranti express.
Sapt Kranti Express
An Interesting captured during today Noon only around 3:05:12 p.m. at Chander Nagar Halt
The 2558 Sapt kranti express bound for Muzzafarpur slowly moves towards Aligarh with GZB WAP5 30010
Date: 20/5/2012 BGKT WDP4B#40033 honks and climbs a gradient and then curves through the green fields
The 2nd most important ISO Certified Train of East Central Railway Zone.
BGKT WDP-4B #40039 hauled 12557 Up Muzaffarpur - Anandvihar Sapt Kranti Superfast Express
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