12715 – Sachkhand Express

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The Sachkhand Express 12715 is a superfast train that operates on the South Central Zone of the Indian Railways. This train operates on a daily basis and runs between Huzur Sahib Nanded (NED) in Maharashtra to Amritsar (ASR) in Punjab.

This train is named after the Sachkhand Sahib Gurudwara located in Nanded. It provides a vital link between two important centers of the Sikh religion. This train also connects passengers to important state capitals such New Delhi, and Bhopal.

History of Sachkhand Express

Initially, this train was introduced on a weekly basis in 1995 to provide an express service between Nanded and Amritsar. It was then changed to a bi-weekly service and later to a five-days-a-week superfast train in 1997-1998. In 2007, the train became a daily one.

The locals of Manmad, Nanded, Delhi, Bhusaval, Bhopal and Gwalior serve langar to passengers in each compartment regardless of the travelers’ religious beliefs. A local Sikh businessman in Nanded first started this service, but it was taken over by the Gurudwara.

Timing and Distance

The Sachkhand Express departs Huzur Sahib Nanded Station at 9:30 AM and arrives at Amritsar Junction at 22:20 PM after 34 hours and 50 minutes. The train covers a distance of 2,081 km during the journey.

Halts/Stations of Interests

During its journey, this train passes through numerous states, including Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi NCR and Punjab. During its 34-hour journey, the Sachkhand Express makes 34 halts. Some of the major stations along this route are:

  • Aurangabad
  • Manmad Junction
  • Khandwa Junction
  • Itarsi Junction
  • Bhopal Junction
  • Jhansi Junction
  • Gwalior Junction
  • Agra Cantt.
  • New Delhi
  • Jalandhar City
  • Beas

Average Ticket Prices

The average prices for adult tickets are:

  • Second AC nearly INR 2,925
  • Third AC approximately INR 2,000
  • Sleeper Class nearly 760

Travelers can even make use of the tatkal ticket booking facility on this train. The average tatkal fares are:

  • Second AC nearly INR 3,450
  • Third AC around INR 2,415
  • Sleeper Class approximately 960

Facilities Onboard

For the comfort of passengers, services such as a pantry car, on-board catering with excellent food choices, sleeping arrangements, and mobile or laptop charging points are available. Guru Ka Langar is alos available at Khandwa Station.

Important Passenger Information

The ticket availability for this train is average as it is a popular route for pilgrims. During peak travel season, such as in the summer holidays or during Dussehra and Diwali festivals, tickets may be difficult to obtain. It is advisable to book your tickets at least 60 days in advance during these times.

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