Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
Business | By Max Garcia

Tejas Express to be flagged off from Mumbai on Monday

Tejas Express to be flagged off from Mumbai on Monday

It will be inaugurated by Prabhu remotely from Dadar on Monday. Besides smoke and fire detection systems, each coach is also equipped with six high-resolution CCTV cameras with night vision capabilities.

There will be comfortable seating arrangements and each seat will have LED TV with touch control system and call bell facilities. Rail Coach Factory, a coach manufacturing unit of Indian Railways - one of the largest employers in the world, had the previous day rolled out the first rake of 19 coaches of Tejas Express.

The 20-coach train will also have executive class and chair class with the coaches having tea and coffee vending machines, magazines and snacks tables.

The fare has not been disclosed, but the officials point out that it will be almost 30% more than that of Shatabdi and other premium trains. The cuisine will be curated by celebrity chefs. However, as the tracks can not endure such high speed, it will be restricted to 160 kmph, RCF General Manager (GM) R P Nibaria told news agency Press Trust of India. As a result, it will cover the journey from Mumbai CST to Karmali in Goa in eight and a half hours. Similarly, it will leave Karmali at 2.30 p.m. and reach CST at 11 p.m.

The train was inspected by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday at Delhi's Safdarjung station, Ministry of Railways tweeted today. A report by The Hindu said that the fare that has not been disclosed but officials point out that it will be almost 30% more than Shatabdi and other premium trains.

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

Promised in the budget, Tejas Express will also be pressed into service in Delhi-Chandigarh and Delhi-Lucknow sectors, according to the railways.

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