|Locale||Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh , Maharashtra , Madhya Pradesh , Uttar Pradesh , Haryana , Delhi NCT , Punjab , Jammu And Kashmir|
|First service||01 May 1988|
|Current operator(s)||Indian Railway|
|Distance travelled||2,800 km (1,700 mi)|
|Train number(s)||16031 / 16032|
|Class(es)||Third AC, Sleeper, General|
|Observation facilities||Large windows|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||50 km/h (31 mph) average with halts|
The train runs 3 times a week, covering a distance of 2,800 kilometres (1,700 mi) at an average speed of 50 km/h with over 78 intermediate halts in between including important stations such as Bhopal, Ludhiana, Nagpur, Jhansi and the national capital New Delhi.
The train is named after the Andaman Islands of the country situated off the Eastern coast.
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
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 :
The train consists of 13 coaches with 2 SLR and 5 HCPV coaches
|Number of Coaches||-||-||-||11||-||78||98||12|
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.
- "Air-con relief for CAPF to stay alert, yet cool". The new Indian Express. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
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