Udyan Express

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Udyan Express
11301 Udyan Express trainboard.jpg
Overview
Service type Express
Current operator(s) Central Railway
Route
Start Mumbai CST
Stops 34 as 11013 Udyan Express, 33 as 11014 Udyan Express
End Bangalore City Junction
Distance travelled 1,153 km (716 mi)
Service frequency Daily
On-board services
Class(es) AC 1st Class, AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, Sleeper Class, General Unreserved
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities No Pantry Car attached
Observation facilities Rake Sharing with Siddheshwar Express. Previously numbered as 16529/30 Udyan Express.
Technical
Rolling stock Standard Indian Railway coaches
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 110 km/h (68 mph) maximum
47.38 km/h (29 mph), including halts
Route map
Udyan Express (CSTM-SBC) Route map

The 11301 / 11302 Udyan Express is an express train belonging to Indian Railways that run between Mumbai CST and Bangalore in India. It operates as train number 11301 from Mumbai CST to Bangalore City Junction and as train number 11302 in the reverse direction serving the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka & Andhra Pradesh.

It is named as the Udyan Express since Bangalore is known to be dotted with many public and private gardens. The word "Udyan" means a garden in Sanskrit, Hindi and Marathi and Kannada. The train is was previously numbered as 16529/30 Udyan Express & was renumbered to 11301/11302 when the timetable for July 2013 came into effect. This train now shares its rake with the Siddheshwar Express & operational control is now with Central Railways.

Coaches[edit]

The 11301/11302 Udyan Express presently has 1 AC 1st Class, 3 AC 2 tier, 2 AC 3 tier, 12 Sleeper Class & 4 General Unreserved coaches.

As with most train services in India, Coach Composition may be amended at the discretion of Indian Railways depending on demand.

Service[edit]

The 11301 Udyan Express covers the distance of 1153 kilometres in 24 hours 55 mins (46.59 km/hr) & in 23 hours 55 mins as 11302 Udyan Express (48.21 km/hr).

As the average speed of the train is below 55 km/hr, its fare does not include a Superfast surcharge.

Once the train leaves Maharashtra & crosses into Karnataka, crosses into Andhra Pradesh and re-enters Karnataka again after crossing Hindupur.

The Udyan Express covers the scenic Sahyadri mountain ranges between Karjat and Lonavla, which are also known as the Bhore Ghats during the day in both directions.

It also passes through the illustrious Makalidurga Ghats near Bangalore, which is marked by sharp curves.

Traction[edit]

Although the route between Mumbai CST & Pune Junction is electrified (192 km (119 mi)), it is hauled end to end by a WDP 4 from the Krishnarajapuram shed.

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