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|Current operator(s)||Indian Railways|
|End||Jammu Tawi (JAT)|
|Distance travelled||2177 km|
|Train number(s)||11077 / 11078|
|Class(es)||AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper Class, Unreserved|
|Catering facilities||Pantry Car|
|Track gauge||Broad Gauge|
The Jhelum Express is one of the oldest trains originating from Pune. Started in 1979, it was the first train connecting Pune to the capital city of New Delhi. The train was initially started for the army.
Number and nomenclature
With the doubling and electrification of the Daund – Manmad section and the Jalandhar – Pathankot – Jammu Tawi section, the Jhelum Express is expected to run faster, with comparatively less running time. Moreover, with the completion of Katra Banihal section in 2018 December, the train is also expected to be extended to Srinagar, linking the important army setups in Kashmir with Northern Command headquarters in Udhampur and Southern Command headquarters in Pune.
Initially it was hauled by Pune based twin WDM-3A or a single WDP-4 from Pune till Manmad after which it was hauled by a Bhusaval based WAP-4 or Ghaziabad based WAP-7 or WAP-4 until Jalandhar after which it was hauled by a Ludhiana based WDM-3A till Jammu Tawi.
With the electrification of the Jalandhar-Pathankot-Jammu Tawi section in 2014 and Pune-Daund-Manmad section in 2016, it is hauled end-to-end by either a Bhusaval based WAP-4 or a Ghaziabad based WAP-7.
11077 Jhelum Express at Pune Junction
- "Jhelum Express 11077 Time Table". cleartrip.com. Retrieved 30 August 2016.