Fares of Tejas Express train to be 20% more than Shatabdi

Andrew Cummings
May 21, 2017

The windows, made of glass, were found cracked after the train arrived in Mumbai from Delhi, news agency ANI reported on Sunday.

The luxurious train, Tejas Express, will start running between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Karmali in North Goa on May 22.

Now automatic doors are operational in Metro trains only, while gangways, corridors between coaches, are not closed from the sides. As a result, it will cover the journey from Mumbai CST to Karmali in Goa in eight and a half hours.

The state-of-the-art Tejas Express trains were announced in last year's Rail Budget.

General manager Devendra Kumar Sharma confirmed the launch.

The new train is fully air-conditioned and will be flagged off on May 22.

According to Suresh Prabhu, 'Tejas will redefine train travel experience in India.' The new Tejas train also adopts energy efficient lighting with LEDs.

Equipped with CCTV cameras apart from smoke-and-fire detection system, the 19-coach Tejas train will have bio-vacuum toilets and GPS-based passenger information display system. If a passenger opts for food while buying the ticket, the catering charge will be included in the fare.

Catering services for the new train will be managed by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).

In other seasons, the 22119 Mumbai CST-Karmali Tejas Express will run at an average speed of 65 kmph in 8 hrs and 30 min."It is not just about the speed, but also the amenities and the quality of coaches which makes Tejas Express special", said a Central Railway official.

The trains will offer on-board facilities such as tea and coffee vending machines, snack tables and magazines, besides entertainment and local cuisine. After launching on the Mumbai-Goa route, the train will be pressed into service on the Delhi-Chandigarh and Delhi-Lucknow routes.

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