Two pairs of weekly super fast Express trains no. 22801/22802 Visakhapatnam-Shirdi-Visakhapatnam and 22869/22870 Visakhapatnam-Chennai-Visakhapatnam, which have been announced as regular trains in the budget, will be launched on December 15.
Train No.22869 Visakhapatnam- Chennai will leave Visakhapatnam on Mondays with effect from December 17 at 7.20 p.m. and reach Chennai Central on the next day (Tuesday) at 8.55 a.m.
In the return direction train no.22870 Chennai-Visakhapatnam will leave Chennai Centralon Tuesdays at 9.10 p.m with effect from December 18 and reach Visakhapatnam on the next day (Wednesdays) at 10.25 a.m.
However, the inaugural run as special train no. 02869 will be on December 15 at 5.45 p.m. at Visakhapatnam with open-fast timings and in the return direction the train no.02870 will also run in open-fast timings on December 16.
En route, these pair of trains stop at Duvvada, Anakapalle, Narasingapalli, Tuni, Samalkot, Rajahmundry, Eluru, Vijayawada, Ongole, Nellore and Gudur.
The train will have one AC 2-tier, two AC-3 tier, four Sleeper Class, seven General Second class coaches and two guard cum luggage vans, according to Senior Divisional Commercial Manager M. Yelvender Yadav.
Train no.22801 Visakhapatnam – ShirdiSuper fast Express will leave Visakhapatnam on Thursdays at 9.10 a.m. with effect from Dec. 20 and will reach Shirdi on the nextday (Fridays) at 12.15 p.m. (noon).
In the return direction, train no.22802 Shirdi – Visakhapatnam super fast express will leave Shirdi on Fridays at 7.10 p.m. with effect from December 21 and will arrive here on the next day (Saturdays) at 10.20 p.m. (night)
However, the inaugural run as special train no. 02801 will be on 15.12.2012 at 6.00 p.m. at Visakhapatnam with open-fast timings and in the return direction the train no.02802 will also run in open-fast timings on December 16.
These pair of trains stop at Duvvada, Anakapalle, Elamanchili,Tuni, Samalkot, Rajahmundry, Eluru, Vijayawada, Khammam, Warangal, Kazipet, Secunderabad, Kamareddy, Nizamabad, H.S Nanded, Purna, Parbhani, Jalna, Aurangabad, Nagarsol, Manmad, Kopargaon and Puntamba in both directions.
These trains will have one AC-2 tier, two AC-3 tier, nine Sleeper Classes, six General Second Class coaches and two guard cum luggage vans.