Move aside Mumbai-Goa double-decker: superfast Tejas coming

Luxurious Tejas Express to be flagged off on Monday

Scheduled to run between Mumbai and Goa (Karmali) for 5 days a week, the Tejas train is sure to boost tourism in the land of beaches.

According to reports, the train will be flagged off by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu at 3 30 pm for the inaugural run.

"Train No 22120 Superfast Tejas Express will leave Karmali at 2.30 PM on every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, starting from May 23 and arrive at the CST at 9 PM", he said. It's halting places through this journey will beDadar, Thane, Panvel, Ratnagiri and Kudal.This high-speed train will be running at 200 km per hour.

The coaches of the new train also include other novel features like touch-less water taps, water level indicators and hand dryers and all coaches fitted with bio-vacuum toilets.

Design The train, manufactured at the Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala, will have automatic entrance door, a first in non-suburban train in Indian railways.

Video: Inside the luxurious Mumbai-Goa Tejas Express, flag off from CST on May 22

Mumbai: The luxurious air-conditioned Tejas Express train is all set to make its maiden journey on Monday. "The train is expected to reach Mumbai on Saturday". A GPS-based passenger information display system and a digital destination board has also been installed for the convenience of the passengers. However, given the current condition of the Indian tracks, the Tejas Express will run at a maximum speed of 130 kmph.

Even though the Rail Ministry aims at providing flight-like experience at low rates, the tickets of Tejas Express will be costing 20% higher than the Shatabdi Express. On the other hand, the air-conditioned chair auto cost Rs 1,280 and Rs 1155 without food.

Catering services will be a part of Tejas fares just like Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains.

For now Indian Railways has made a decision to ply the Tejas Express on Mumbai-Goa, Delhi-Lucknow and Delhi-Chandigarh routes.

The plan to build this luxury train was announced in the Rail Budget past year.

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