The Indian Railways in the interim Railway Budget of 2004-05 announced Sampark Kranti Express. The trains in the Sampark kranti series connect the Indian states to the national capital city of New Delhi. They provide quick interconnectivity between the states and New Delhi. The trains offer unceasing run along with a dedicated staff to assist the people in the journey throughout the run. The Sampark Kranti facilitates a public address system for the assistance of the passengers during the course of the journey. The Express offers 15 per cent less tariff relative to the Rajdhani Express. The initial decision of non-stop run of this Express series of trains was cut short and was given way to commercial stopping outside the states. The Kerala Sampark Kranti was expanded outside New Delhi to reach the city of Chandigarh. The interim budget announced 18 trains under this series. Andhra Pradesh Sampark Kranti Express, Bihar Sampark Kranti, Chattisgarh Sampark Kranti, Goa Sampark Kranti, Gujarat Sampark Kranti, Karnatak Sampark Kranti, Karnataka Sampark Kranti Express, Kerala Sampark Kranti, Rajasthan Sampark Kranti, Tamil Nadu Sampark Kranti and West Bengal Sampark Kranti are few of the Indian trains announced under the railway budget.
Quicker Connectivity through Sampark Kranti Express
Sampark Kranti means Connectivity revolution. This series of Indian trains has created a revolution in connectivity between the states to the Indian capital. The main intention of these trains is to cut down on rush and increase the speed of the journey. The Express provides an excellent facility to the passengers by running high speed to reach their destination quickly with least possible stopping in between, though non-air conditioned. Earlier, a quick journey was only possible through the super fast trains of the Rajdhani Express that is completely air-conditioned making it an expensive journey for the passengers.
Online booking and reservation facility of the Sampark Kranti trains is available on IRCTC, a subsidiary of the Indian Railways. The website provides quality information to the passengers about the availability of trains and their timetable. After searching the site for availability and schedule of the desired train under the Sampark Kranti series routing a desired destination, the passengers can book their tickets online in the form of E ticketing or I-ticketing.
The Sampark Kranti series was inspired from the Sampoorna Kranti Express of the Indian Railways. The Uttar Sampark Kranti Express is hailed as the first train that traversed the Jammu Tawi-Udhampur division. The Uttar Sampark Kranti serves the states of Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana and Punjab beginning its journey in New Delhi to reach Udhampur via the newly laid section of Jammu Tawi.