The Himsagar Express
Himsagar Express is the train of Indian Railways which runs to the longest distance
. The train starts from Kanyakumari which is situated in the southern most part of the country, goes to Tamil Nadu and from there move towards Jammu and Kashmir which is the Northern most state of the country. The train covers the long distance of some 3715 km with the speed of 58 km/hr in around 71 hrs. The train crosses total of 9 of Indian States and halts at around 69 stations.
The train runs on weekly basis and from Kanyakumari on Friday at 14:00 hours and reaches to Jammu at 15:05 hours on Monday. This long journey is full of fun and excitement as the passengers can see the picturesque beauty of various states from the train and enjoy with their co-travellers. The train again returns from Jammu at 23:45 hours on Monday and reaches Kanyakumari at 22:45 hours on Thursday. This train takes stoppage at various stations and few of them are as follows : Ludhiana (the train here stops for 15 mins), Hazrat Nizammudin (30 minutes), New Delhi ( 120 minutes) here the train stays for longest period of time. The fastest speed is achieved by the train near Nellore (95 km/hr) and the train runs with the slowest speed near Hazrat Nizamuddin to New Delhi (8 km/hr). The total amount taken by the train to cover the distance around Delhi is around 4 hours.
The name Himsagar is the combination of two words hima and sagar. The word 'Him' means snow in Sanskrit and the word 'Sagar' means sea. This denotes the distance which is covered by the train includes the route from the snow-capped mountains of Kashmir to the confluence of the three seas- The Bay of Bengal, The Indian Ocean and The Arabian Sea. The passengers travelling in this train will have a very comfortable journey as the railway compartments of the train are designed keeping in mind the long distance which is to be covered by the travellers.
There are some important stations where this train stops some of them are: JAT Jammu Tawi, SMBX Samba, KTHU Kathua, CHKB Chakki Bank, MEX Mukerian, DZA Dasuya, TDO Tanda Urmar, JRC Jalandhar Cantonment, PGW Phagwara Junction, PHR Phillaur Junction, LDH Ludhiana Junction, QRP Kila Raipur, AHH Ahmadgarh, MET Malerkotla, DUI Dhuri Junction, SAG Sangrur, LHA Lehra GagaJHL, Jakhal Junction, TUN Tohana, NRW Narwana Junction, BZO Barsola, JIND Jind Junction, JNA Julana, ROK Rohtak Junction, NDLS New Delhi.
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