The Visakhapatnam – Secunderabad Garib Rath Express is a daily running superfastgarib rath train of the Indian Railways connecting Secunderabad Railway Station(SC) to Visakhapatnam (VSKP), which started as a tri-weekly train and then ran for 4 days a week and finally made a daily train. This is the first Garib Rath to run daily. The train numbers are 12739 and 12740. It belongs to the South Central Railways. Train number 12740 leaves Secunderabad at 20:15 hrs and arrives at Visakhapatnam the next day at 07:30 hrs. Train number 12739 leaves Visakhapatnam at 20:30 hrs and arrives at Secunderabad the next day at 08:10 hrs.
The rake initially had 3AC and AC Chair Car coaches; due to inconvenience in the AC Chair Car, it has been removed. Now the train runs with all 3AC coaches. When it was a non daily train, the rake was shared by Secundrabad-YeswanthpurGarib Rath express. But now it has a dedicated rake.
This Garib Rath along with Jabalpur - Mumbai Garibrath Express holds record for being the lengthiest Garib Rath Trains in India. Both of them has 16 AC Three Tier Coaches and 2 EOG Cars making a total of 18 coaches.
The IRCTC handles the online ticket booking for this train. The table below shows the fares of different classes per one traveler. The third class AC fares of this train are fare more cheaper than the other trains connecting Secundrabad to Visakhapatnam. The bed fares are not included. One has to pay 25 (US$ 0.5) for a bedsheet, blanket and pillow.