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Devgiri Express nearing Secunderabad
|Service type||Inter-city rail|
|Current operator(s)||South Central Railway, Indian Railways|
|Distance travelled||878 km (546 mi)|
|Average journey time||17 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 is a train service operated by the South Central Railway zone of Indian Railways. The train runs between Mumbai and Secunderabad, primarily running on Secunderabad-Manmad section via Kalyan Junction, Nasik Road, Manmad, Aurangabad, Jalna, Parbhani, Purna, Nanded and Nizamabad. 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 878 kilometers from Mumbai to Secunderabad in 17 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 twins or WDG-3A twins 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:
- Mumbai CST
- Kalyan Junction
- Nashik Road
- Manwath Road
- Parbhani Junction
- Purna Junction
- Secunderabad Junction