Azad Hind Express train in India

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Azad Hind Express
Azad Hind Express.jpg
Service typeExpress
LocaleMaharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Jharkhand and West Bengal
Current operator(s)Central Railway zone
StartPune Junction
EndHowrah Junction
Distance travelled2,017 km (1,253 mi)
Average journey time32 hours 55 minutes
Service frequencyDaily
Train number(s)12129 / 12130
On-board services
Class(es)AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier, Sleeper, General
Sleeping arrangementsYes
Catering facilitiesYes
Baggage facilitiesYes
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed65 km/h (40 mph) average with halts
Route map
Azad Hind Express (Pune - Howrah) Route map.jpg
12129 Azad Hind Express AC 2 tier coach

Azad Hind Express is an express train of Central Railway of Indian Railways linking city of Pune with city of Kolkata.It is one of the fastest train in its route with high priority. It covers a distance of 2,017 Kilometers at an average speed of 60 km/h.It start at 2 Feb 1996


It leaves Pune at 18:25 on day 1 and reaches Kolkata at 03:50 on day 3. It takes 33 hrs 25 mins to reach from its source to the destination.

In return, the Azad Hind Express departs from Howrah Junction at 21:50 PM and arrives at Pune Junction at 6:50 AM. This train covers a distance of 2,020 km in 33 hours.


During its 33-hour journey, the Azad Hind Express stops at 30 stations. Some of the important stations by which it passes are:

Average Ticket Prices

The average cost of an adult ticket on various coaches is:

  • Second AC roughly INR 2,895
  • Third Ac approximately INR 1,980
  • Sleeper Class around 750

Travelers can even book tatkal tickets. The average price to book a tatkal ticket on the Azad Hind Express is:

  • Second AC roughly INR 3,735
  • Third Ac approximately INR 2,545
  • Sleeper Class about 970

Facilities Onboard

As there is a pantry car attached to the train, travelers need not worry about their meals throughout the long journey. Also, there is onboard catering provided to the travelers. The price for the food is not included in the ticket, and passengers can buy food as per their convenience. The other facilities offered are sleeping arrangements, and mobile and laptop chargers.


This train no longer reverses at Daund Junction. It passes through a new Daund chord line which is specifically created to avoid reversal and delays at daund junction.

See also

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