Dadar Central - Tirunelveli Chalukya Express

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Dadar Central - Tirunelveli Chalukya Express
11017 Chalukya Express.jpg
Service type Express
Status Operating
Locale Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka
First service 10 November 2012 (2012-11-10)
Current operator(s) Central Railway zone
Start Dadar (DR)
Stops 48
End Tirunelveli Junction (TEN)
Distance travelled 1,848 km (1,148 mi)
Average journey time 38 hours 15minutes
Service frequency Weekly thrice [a]
On-board services
Class(es) AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, Pantry Car, Sleeper Class, General
Seating arrangements Available
Sleeping arrangements Available
Auto-rack arrangements Not Available
Catering facilities Available
Entertainment facilities Not Available
Baggage facilities Below the Seats
Rolling stock 2
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 49 km/h (30 mph)
Route map
Chalukya Express (Dadar - Tirunelveli) route map.png

The Dadar Central - Tirunelveli Chalukya Express is an express train of the Indian Railways connecting Tirunelveli Junction in Tamil Nadu and Dadar Central of Maharashtra. It is currently being operated with 11005 / 11006 train numbers on thrice a week basis.[1][2]

Chalukya Express


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

Earlier, this train runs up to Yeshwantpur with six days with the No. 11017/11018

After 15 Oct 2012 It Was Extended up to Pondicherry and Tirunelveli with tri weekly days.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Runs three days in a week for every direction.