|Current operator(s)||Indian Railways|
|Distance travelled||1,540 kilometres (960 mi)|
|Average journey time||27 hrs 50 mins|
|Train number(s)||12919 / 12920|
|Class(es)||AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper Class, Unreserved|
|Catering facilities||Available (Paid)|
|Track gauge||Broad Gauge|
|Operating speed||62.7 kilometres per hour (39.0 mph) Avg.|
Malwa Express (Hindi : मालवा एक्सप्रेस) is a daily superfast express train service which connects Indore Junction BG railway station of Indore, the largest city and commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, to Jammu Tawi in Jammu & Kashmir, India.
This train was originally introduced between Indore and New Delhi and was then extended to Jammu Tawi. It was the first Indian train to reach Pakistan as a diplomatic gesture. On 22 October 1985, it terminated at Lahore in Pakistan running as Indore – Lahore Special, but the service was withdrawn after 55 days due to controversies. It is the fifth train in India and Madhya Pradesh to get an ISO Certificate, after the Bhopal Express, Rewanchal Express and Ahilyanagari Express.
Number and nomenclatureEdit
The 'down' service from Indore Jn Bg (INDB) runs as number 12919, and the 'up' service from Jammu Tawi (JAT) carries number 12920. The name Malwa signifies the region of Madhya Pradesh where the city of Indore is located.
Arrival and departureEdit
The Timetable for early 2015 shows departure from Jammu Tawi at 09:00 am daily, with arrival at Indore Junction at 12:50 pm the following day with 27 hours and 50 minutes, including 3 hours and 1 minute waiting at the 39 intermediate stations. This is an average speed of 55.3 km per hour for the 1540 km journey, or 62.1 km per hour excluding stops.
The reverse journey leaves Indore Junction at 12:25 pm and arrives in Jammu Tawi at 04:05 pm; the following day; with 27 hours and 40 minutes, including 2 hours 56 minutes waiting at the intermediate stations. This is an average speed of 56 km per hour, or 62.7 km per hour excluding stops.
Route and haltsEdit
The train runs on multiple routes through its journey via. Dewas – Ujjain, Ujjain – Bhopal, Bhopal – Bina, Bina – Jhansi – Gwalior, Gwalior – Agra, Agra – Mathura, Mathura – New Delhi and Delhi – Amritsar routes. It passes over through 7 states such as Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, New Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir. The important halts of this train include Bhopal Jn., Jhansi Jn., Gwalior Jn., Mathura Jn., New Delhi and Ludhiana Jn..
The train normally consists of 24 coaches: