Manmad-Mumbai ‘Panchavati Express’ enters 43rd year

NANDED: The Manmad-Mumbai ‘Panchavati Express’ today completed 42 years of its operations, Central Railway officials said.

Panchavati Express (Marathi: पंचवटी एक्सप्रेस) is a superfast intercity express train that connects Mumbai with Manmad . It is a daily means of transport for passengers traveling between Mumbai, capital of Maharashtra and Nashik. The train is recorded in the Limca book of records as an ideal train since the train preserves some of its features. It is one of the prestigious trains of Central Railways. It was introduced on 1st November 1973.

The train passes through Nashik and several traders use it daily to commute to Mumbai from the North Maharashtra city.

Nashik MP Hemant Godse and others cut a cake at the Nashik Road railway station, when the train arrived at around 7 AM, the CR officials said.

The train, which starts from Manmad, terminates at the Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus.

Loco In-charge for this train is WCAM 3 from the Kalyan (KYN) Shed and hauls the train from end to end.

12110 UP Panchavati Express departs Manmad Junction at 06:02 IST and reaches Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), Mumbai at 10:45 IST. 12109 DOWN Panchvati Express departs Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus(CST), Mumbai daily at 18:15 IST and reaches Manmad Junction at 22:50 IST. The train covers a distance of 258 km between Manmad Junction and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.