12297 / 12298 Ahmedabad Pune tri-weekly AC Duronto express from 13 March , inaugural run on 11 March
Ahmedabad, 10 February 2012
Western Railway has announced introduction of Ahmedabad-Pune tri-weekly AC Duronto Express from 13th of March 2012. The inaugural run will take place on 11th of March 2012.
Train no 12297 Ahmedabad-Pune Duronto Express will depart from Ahmedabad at 22.30 hrs every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday from 13/03/2012 and reach Pune at 07hrs the next day.
Similarly, train no 12298 Pune- Ahmedabad Duronto Express will depart from Pune at 21.45hrs on every Monday, Thursday, & Saturday from 15/03/2012 and reach Ahmedabad at 06.20 hrs the next day.
The train will have I AC, II AC and III Ac coaches.
The booking of train no 12297 will open from 12/03/2012.
Ahmedabad-Pune Duronto was announced in last railway budget by then Railway minister smt Mamta Banerjee.
Duronto is non-stop service between two station. However Ahmedaba-Pune Duronto will halt at two stations(Vasai and Karjat) on Ahmedabad-Pune route, while on one station(Vasai) on Pune-Ahmedabad route, but only to change drivers. This train will cut down the total hours of rail journey between Ahmedabad and Pune.
Usually other trains take anywhere between 10 to 12 hours to travel between Pune and Ahmedabad, but Duronto will take only 8.30 hours to cover same distance.
Pune to Ahmedabad
-From Pune Junction (central railway) the train departs at 21:45
-With speed of 60 klm it arrives at Vasai road(Thane district of Maharashtra) at 00.47 next day
-Halt at Vasai road (BSR) for 8 minutes
-Departs from Vasai road at 00.55
-With the speed of 83 km the train will reach Ahmedabad junction
-The train will reach Ahmedabad at 6.20 am
Ahmedabad to Pune
-From Ahmedabad Junction (Western Railway) the train departs at 22.30
-It reaches Vasai road at 3.50 next day
-Halt at Vasai for five minutes, departure from Vasai at 3.55
-Arrival at Karjat Junction at 5.20
-Halt at Karjat for five minutes, departure from Karjat at 5.25
-Arrival at Pune Junction at 7.00 am
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