Ahilya Nagari Express

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Indore–Chennai Express
Service type Mail/Express
Locale Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh
Current operator(s) Southern Railway
Start Chennai Central
Stops 33
End Indore Junction
Distance travelled 2,772 km (1,722 mi)
Average journey time 50 hours
Service frequency weekly
On-board services
Class(es) AC 1 tier, AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, sleeper 3 tier, unreserved, pantry
Seating arrangements Yes
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities Pantry car
Operating speed 70 km/h (43 mph) average with halts
Route map
Ahilyanagari Express (INDB-TVC) Route map.jpg

Indore–Chennai Express (Tamil:இந்தோர் - சென்னை விரைவுவண்டி, Hindi: एक्सप्रेस/ Urdu: عشپرعس) which is now better known as Ahilya Nagari Express after extension to Trivandrum was a weekly mail express train of the Indian Railways, running between Chennai Central railway station of Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu and Indore Junction BG railway station of Indore, the largest city and commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh. Previously it was running between Chennai and Indore, later it extended to Trivandrum.

Route and stops[edit]

The train was running on the following route:

Coach composite[edit]

The train consisted of a total number of 24 coaches as follows:

  • 1 AC I Tier
  • 2 AC II Tier
  • 2 AC III Tier
  • 1 Pantry car
  • 14 Sleeper class
  • 4 General compartments

Average speed and frequency[edit]

The train runs at an average speed of 70 km (43 mi) on a weekly basis from both the cites


The train was first introduced between Indore Lakshmibai Nagar (ILBN) and Chennai Central which was later extended to Indore Junction on one side and Cochin on other side and then finally to Trivandrum Central on the other side.

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