High-speed Tejas Express flagged off by Railway Minister

India's first high-speed train Tejas makes debut

The train that sports a bright yellow look has a total 15 LHB coaches, 12 of which are 3x2 chair cars, while one is an executive chair vehicle that has more leg space and a 2x2 seat combination.

The 20 coach train will have one executive AC chair auto with 56 seats and 12 AC chair cars with 78 seats in each coach.

The train has facilities including tea and coffee vending machines, magazines and snack tables.

The train is all capable of running at the speed of 200 kilometres per hour but due to some operational constraints, it will now serve at the speed of 160 kilometres per hour.

The Tejas Express also has bio-vacuum toilets, with hand dryers, water-level indicators and touch-less taps. The train will run only on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.

Catering Services- In case the passenger wishes to opt for onboard catering services, service - wise catering charges i.e.

Indian luxury train, Tejas Express, with WiFi and LCD monitors is set to be on track from Mumbai to Goa on May 22. The train features one Executive First AC coach and 12 Chair-car coaches, which have been manufactured at Rail Coach Factory Kapurthala. The train was revealed to the public in Mumbai on Sunday. The train reached CST on Sunday to begin its maiden journey on Monday.

As this will be an elite train, the Konkan Railways management must make it sure that the other trains on the route are not delayed owing to Tejas Express. Several passengers and railway staff were seen taking selfies with the new train. The Tejas train, with 13 coaches including an executive coach, will stop at Dadar, Thane, Panvel, Ratnagiri and Kudal on the way to Goa.

The passengers will get a taste of choicest cuisine curated by celebrity chefs.

There is an increase of more than 20 per cent in the base fare for Tejas as against the Shatabdi, said a railway ministry official.

The plan to build this luxury train was announced in the Rail Budget previous year. The train fares for monsoon and non-monsoon seasons will be different.

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