Chalukya Express

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The Chalukya Express is a train that originates from Pondicherry/Tirunelveli Junction and terminates at Dadar in Mumbai. This train belongs to the Central Railway zone and is hence numbered 11005/11006 and 11021/11022.

11017 Chalukya Express
Chalukya Express

This train runs via the Karnataka region, following a Yeswanthpur-Hubli-Belgaum-Miraj route, giving a panoramic view of rural Karnataka. It operates 6 days per week in each direction - 3 days to Pondicherry and 3 days to Tirunelveli Junction. The train covers the distance in 30 hrs 5 minutes. This route is longer and comprises certain ghats.

Relevance[edit]

This train gets its name from the Chalukya Dynasty that ruled the Karnataka region.

Timings[edit]

The train's route was extended to Pondicherry and Tirunelveli Junction on 16 October 2012, as per the Railway Budget 2012 from Yeswanthpur.

Pondicherry : Start :- 20:15 Tue, Wed, Sat
Reach :- 05:50 Thu, Fri, Mon

Tirunelveli : Start :- 14:45 Mon, Thu, Fri
Reach :- 05:50 Wed, Sat, Sun