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It was introduced in 1978 to run between Madras Beach and Ahmedabad Junction on a weekly basis. Originally numbered as 145/146, it departed Madras Beach at 06:00 on Tuesdays and arrived Ahmedabad Junction the next day at 17:30. On its return lap, it departed Ahmedabad Junction on Thursdays at 06:50, and reached Madras Beach the next evening at 19:50.
A single coach AC 2 Sleeper accommodation was introduced in 1984.
The train has a 24 coach haulage, and covers a total distance of 1900 km (approx.) in about 34 hours. A single WAP-4 Electric Loco from the Erode shed hauls it all the way on the completely electrified traction. This train shares its rakes with Coimbatore-Chennai Cheran Express. This is maintained at Coimbatore Yard.
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