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Andaman Express

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Service type  Superfast
Current operator(s)  Southern Railways
Stops  79
First service  01 May 1988
Start  Chennai Central
Andaman Express
Locale  Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi NCT, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir

The 16031/16032 Andaman Express is a long distance express train in India, connecting the cities of Chennai in Tamil Nadu and Katra in Jammu and Kashmir.

Contents

The train runs 3 times a week, covering a distance of 2,848 kilometres (1,770 mi) at an average speed of 50 km/h with over 79 intermediate halts in between including important stations such as Vijayawada, Warangal, Ramagundam, Nagpur, Bhopal, Ludhiana, Jhansi and the national capital New Delhi.

The train is named after the Andaman Islands of the country situated off the Eastern coast. It has been extended to Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Katra.

In 2013, an exclusive air-conditioned coach was added to the train for CAPF and other Police forces for the first time in the Indian Railways.

Number and nomenclature

The number provided for the train is :

16031 - Chennai Central to Jammu Tawi 16032 - Jammu Tawi to Chennai Central

Schedule information

The train run three days in a week in both directions. Train no. 16031 departs from Chennai central on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday at 5:15am while on returns Train no. 16032 departs from Jammu Tawi Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 23:45 hr.

Route and Important Halt

The train goes via Gudur - Tenali - New Guntur - Vijayawada - Warangal - Jammikunta-Nagpur - Itarsi - Bhopal Junction - Bina - Jhansi - Gwalior Junction - New Delhi - Jind - Dhuri - Ludhiana - Jalandhar There are 78 Halts of this train. The important halts of the train are :

Chennai Central

Sullurupeta

Naidupeta

Gudur

Nellore

Bitragunta

Kavali

Singarayakonda

Ongole

Tenali

New Guntur

Vijayawada

Dornakal

Warangal

Jammikunta

Ramagundam

Sirpur Kaghaznagar

Balharshah

Chandrapur

Sewagram

Nagpur

Betul

Ghoradongri

Itarsi Junction

Bhopal Junction

Bina

Jhansi

Gwalior Junction

Morena

Agra

Mathura

Hazrat Nizamuddin

New Delhi

Rohtak

Jind

Jakhal

Dhuri

Ludhiana

Phagwara

Jalandhar

Chakki Bank

Jammu Tawi

Udhampur

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra

Coach composite

The train consists of 13 coaches with 2 SLR and 5 HCPV coaches

Distance and Time Travel

The train cover 2,800 kilometres (1,700 mi). distance in 55Hr.55Min. with the avg speed of 50 km/hr.

References

Andaman Express Wikipedia


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