Tejas Express: India’s first train to run between Mumbai and Karmali

Tejas Express: India’s first train to run between Mumbai and Karmali

So finally the much-awaited Tejas Express will be flagged off from Mumbai to Goa on May 22. This train boasts up with several modern onboard facilities like LED TV, Tea and Coffee vending machine. Indian railways introduced semi-high speed train brand named as Tejas Express with modern onboard facilities. The coaches are manufactured at Rail Coach Factory based in Kapurthala. According to the Indian Railways, Tejas Express will also be pressed into service in Delhi-Chandigarh and Delhi-Lucknow sectors. This Tejas Express train have newly designed coaches which are capable of running at a speed of 200 km/h (120 mph) but due to constraints related to rail tracks, these coaches will run at a speed of 160 km/h (99 mph).

The first rake comprising 19 coaches including sixteen non-executive and two executive chair cars besides one power coach was handed over to the Northern Railway on May 15. Coaches have Bio-vacuum toilets, water level indicators, tap sensors, hand dryers, integrated braille displays, LED TV for each passenger with phone sockets, local cuisine, celebrity chef menu, WiFi, tea and coffee vending machines, magazines, snack tables, CCTV cameras, fire & smoke detection and suppression system. Indian railways say that the fares will be 20% to 30% more than Shatabdi fares.

Since the train is equipped with better facilities, the fare will also be slightly higher as compared to normal mail and express service, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said while inspecting the new Tejas coaches here.

Equipped with CCTV cameras besides smoke and fire detection system, the 19-coach Tejas Express equipped with bio-vacuum toilets and GPS-based passenger information display system.There will be comfortable seating arrangements and each seat will have LED TV with touch control system and call bell facilities.

There will be tea and coffee vending machines and snack tables at each coach in the newly designed coaches.

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