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Godavari Express is one of the most prestigious trains of South Central Railway and runs between Visakhapatnam and Hyderabad. It was introduced as the Waltair-Hyderabad express on 1 February 1974 with the train numbers being 7007 and 7008. Its current train numbers are 12727 and 12728. The extremely high demand for this train, especially for the air-conditioned coaches of the train has resulted in the inauguration of a fully air-conditioned Garib Rath and the introduction of a Duronto. Despite the two new trains, the demand for the Godavari Express is so high, that sometimes an unreserved coach is replaced with an extra Classic Sleeper or Third Class coach. The train is considered the best way between the two cities and is maintained very neatly by the South Central Railway. Proposals on extension of this train up to Bhubaneshwar were strongly opposed by both passengers and politicians as earlier, another train, namely Visakha Express was extended to the city considerably increasing its journey time.[1] The Godavari Express serves the purpose of connecting the cities of four coastal districts in Andhra Pradesh to the state capital, In united Andhra Pradesh, now the capital of Telangana Hyderabad. The train stops at four stations in the Visakhapatnam district, six stations in the East Godavari district, three stations in the West Godavari district and Vijayawada in the Krishna district.

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