The much-awaited Tejas Express with ultra-modern amenities on board like LED TV, wi-fi and CCTV will be flagged off from Mumbai to Goa by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today.
The train is expected to be flagged off at 3.25pm and will reach Goa by 12.35am.
“Today is going to be a historic day for the Indian Railways when Tejas, which boasts of ultra-modern amenities like on board infotainment, wi-fi, CCTV, fire and smoke detection facilities, tea/coffee vending machine etc will make its maiden run from Mumbai,” D K Sharma, General Manager of the Central Railway, said.
Sharma, who inspected the train at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai (CSTM) likened Tejas with an “aeroplane moving on the ground”.
Tejas Exp is a state of the art train capable of running at the speed of 200 kmph with ultra modern amenities run between Mumbai and Karmali (5 days a week during Non-monsoon period and 3 days a week during monsoon period).
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will flag off Mumbai CST-Karmali Tejas Superfast as Inaugural Special from Mumbai CST on 22/05/2017 (Monday) at 15.25 hrs via Video conferencing from Swami Narayan Sabhagruh, Dadar.
The train will reach Karmali at 00:35 hrs on next day.
This train will have one executive AC chair car with 56 seating capacity and 12 AC chair cars with 78 seat capacity of each coach, Sharma said.
CR’s Chief Commercial Manager Shailendra Kumar expressed happiness over the “positive response” shown by passengers in booking advance tickets for the train.
Kumar, who accompanied Sharma during the train inspection, added, “The ticket booking started within minutes of its opening this morning and in the first four hours, 207 passengers booked tickets for the AC chair car and 10 for executive AC chair car.”
Sharing details of the fares, Kumar said Tejas Express’s executive class fare has been fixed at Rs 2,680 with food and Rs 2,525 without food, and for AC chair car the fare has been fixed at Rs 1,280 with food and Rs 1,155 without food.