Tejas Express train starts operations today

Nettie James
May 28, 2017

Railway minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday inspected the Tejas Express at Delhi's Safdarjung station. The luxury train is expected to complete the journey in less than nine hours, which makes it faster than the Janshatabdi.

The luxurious train has facilities like on-board infotainment (displaying movies and video songs), Wi-Fi, Close Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV), fire and smoke detection facilities.

According to the website of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), the base fare for Tejas's AC chair auto (non-executive) is pegged at Rs 1033 (without food) while same for Shatabdi is Rs. 815 (without food). The Mumbai-to-Goa train will ply thrice a week in the monsoon (10 June-31 October), i.e. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The automatic door is, however, the first of its kind for Indian Railways.

Advance Booking to for reservation of seats will start from 21st may.

Indian Railways is planning to introduce Tejas Express services on the Delhi - Chandigarh and Delhi - Lucknow routes later this year.

The Tejas Express also has bio-vacuum toilets, with hand dryers, water-level indicators and touch-less taps.

During the Monsoon season, the train will run 5 days a week and at other times, it will run 3 days a week. It will leave Karmali at 2.30 p.m. on every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 23 and arrive Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 11 p.m. same day. The Suresh Parbhu led Rail Ministry is leaving no stones unturned in providing commuters with the best-in class experience for their train journey. In case, passengers decide to opt for catering service after boarding the train an extra Rs50 will be charged for the services.

Tejas Express has also got Braille assistance installed for visually challenged passengers.

The train, which boasts of a maximum speed of 200kmph, will however have speed restrictions en route and will reach Goa in eight and a half hours (by 1.30pm).

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