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

Since the train is equipped with better facilities, the fare will also be slightly higher as compared to normal mail/express service, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said while inspecting the new Tejas coaches here. The Executive Class fare in Tejas has been fixed at Rs 2,540 without food and Rs 2,940 with food.

The Tejas Express also offers assistance through Braille for visually challenged passengers.

Mumbai: Staff members of all departments from the Central Railway (CR) were all hard at work to get Tejas ready for its run after it arrived in Mazegaon train yard at 2 pm on Saturday. The Chair Car fare is Rs.1,850 with food and Rs.1,220 without food.

Prabhu inspected the new coaches of Tejas Express and told reporters, "We have announced about it (Tejas Express) in our 2016-17 Budget, and we are happy to deliver it".

Meant to run on short distances, the Tejas coaches are chair auto with seats that are way more comfortable than what one finds on airlines. During the monsoon season, it will run three days a week.

A day before Tejas Express will embark on its maiden journey from Mumbai to Goa, unidentified persons damaged the windows of the Indian Railways' premium train. Similarly, it will leave Karmali at 2.30 p.m. and reach CST at 11 p.m. "The coaches will have tea and coffee vending machines, magazines, snacks tables, LCD screens, and Wi-Fi", said the officials. Tejas Express is also equipped with close circuit televison cameras for security of passengers.

For passengers, the coaches have GPS-based passenger information display system and digital destination boards. Rail Coach Factory, a coach manufacturing unit of Indian Railways - one of the largest employers in the world - had on Thursday rolled out the first rake of 19 coaches of the Tejas Express, set to first run on the Mumbai-Goa route.

  • Zachary Reyes