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Devgiri Express at Secunderabad
|Service type||Inter-city rail|
|Locale||Andhra Pradesh, Maharastra|
|Current operator(s)||South Central Railway, Indian Railways|
|Distance travelled||938 km (583 mi)|
|Average journey time||16 hours|
|Class(es)||Sleeper, Air-conditioned and Unreserved|
|Seating arrangements||Indian Rail standard|
|Observation facilities||Large windows in all carriages|
|Baggage facilities||Below the seats|
|Operating speed||55 km/h|
The Devagiri Express (Marathi :देवगिरी ;Hindi:देवगिरि; (Telugu: దేవగిరి ఎక్స్ప్రెస్) is a train service operated by the South Central Railway zone of Indian Railways. The train runs between Mumbai and Secunderabad via Kalyan Junction, Nasik Road, Manmad, Aurangabad, Jalna, Parbhani, Purna, Nanded and Nizamabad. The train has become popular recently like the Hussainsagar Express. The train shares its rakes with Simhapuri Express.
The train started as a daily train between Mumbai and Aurangabad. Devagiri or Devgiri is the ancient name of the town of Daulatabad near Aurangabad. Devagiri was once the capital of India during Muhammad bin Tughluq's rule who shifted his capital from New Delhi to Devagiri and back to New Delhi, this is where the name of the service originates.
The train covers its distance of 880 kilometers (544 miles) from Mumbai to Secunderabad in 16 hours with an average speed of 55 km/h (34 mph).
The train numbers are 17057DN Mumbai-Secunderabad Devagiri Express and 17058UP Secunderabad-Mumbai Devagiri Express.
The train is hauled by an AC/DC electric loco WCAM-3 of Kalyan shed from Mumbai to Manmad, from where an ALCO diesel locomotive WDM-3A or WDG-3A from Pune shed takes over. In the return direction, the diesel hauls the train from Secunderabad to Mumbai Station.
Devagiri Express halts at 28 following stations in its journey from Mumbai to Secunderabad:
- Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
- Dadar Central
- Kalyan Junction
- Nasik Road
- Manmad' Junction'
- Manwath Road
- Parbhani Junction
- Purna Junction
- Secunderabad Junction