| Sampark Kranti Express|
| South Central Railways|
2,302 km (1,430 mi)
| Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh & Delhi|
Andhra Pradesh Sampark Kranti Express is a South Central Railway train running from New Delhi to Tirupati. It is part of the Sampark Kranti Express series of trains, which link the Indian National Capital, New Delhi with the rest of the State Capitals, with only a limited number of stops on each service.
Andhra Pradesh Sampark Kranti Express Wikipedia
The words Sampark and Kranti are borrowed from Sanskrit. Sampark(Devanagari:-सम्पर्क) means Contact and Kranti(Devanagari:-क्रान्ति ) means Revolution. The combined name denotes the steps taken by Indian Railways to provide high speed train connections from cities around India with the National Capital through the provision of non-air conditioned express trains with few stops and operating at high speeds. A similar capability had been introduced earlier on the Rajdhani series of super-fast , these trains were completely air-conditioned and hence quite expensive.
The Rajdhani and Shatabdi series are the fastest trains in India in terms of average journey speeds. The Sampark Kranti trains operate at slower average speeds than the Rajdhani and Shatabdi series yet still provide high speed options at normal prices due to their few stops and relatively faster speeds compared with other non-Rajdhani and non-Shatabdi express trains etc.
The Andhra Pradesh Sampark Kranti Express commenced operations between Secunderabad (near Hyderabad, the State capital of Telangana) and Hazrat Nizamuddin near New Delhi. On 6 July 2005, Shri Anjan Kumar Yadav, MP, and Hyderabad mayor, Teegala Krishna Reddy, flagged off the train from Secunderabad station when the service was extended to Tirupati via Kurnool, Dhone and Kadapa.
The Andhra Pradesh Sampark Kranti Express operates as a three times a week train service between Secunderabad, Hazrat Nizamuddin and Tirupati.
Before the Andhra Pradesh Sampark Kranti Express was introduced, the (2625/2626) Kerala Express between New Delhi and Trivandrum was the only daily train connecting the Tirupati and New Delhi.
12707 Tirupati – Secunderabad – Hazrat Nizamuddin leaves Tirupati and 12708 Hazrat Nizamuddin – Secunderabad – Tirupati.
Present coach composition comprises 2-SLR coaches, 2-II/General coaches, 4- AC 3 Tier Coaches, 1-AC 2 Tier Coach, 1-Pantry and 8-Sleeper Coaches. During the summer extra coaches are provided based on need. An additional 3 tier AC coach was added in September 2012.
1). Tirupati to Kacheguda and return – Diesel Traction – WDP-4D of Gooty
2). Kacheguda to Hazrat Nizamuddin and return – Electric traction – WAP-7 of Lallaguda