Bon Voyage | Indian Railways' Tejas Makes Inaugural Run From Mumbai To Goa

Posted May 22, 2017

Minister for Railways will flag-off Train No. 22119 Mumbai CST-Karmali Tejas Superfast as Inaugural Special 02119 from Mumbai CST on 22/05/2017 (Monday) at 15.25 hrs via Video conferencing from Swami Narayan Sabhagruh, Dadar.

On Sunday, when people saw the new-look train at the platform no. 18 of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, there was a lot of excitement. Sources said that the hard terrain in the rains may pose to be a hurdle.

Indian Railways' premier train Tejas Express, running between Mumbai and Goa, was inaugurated on Monday by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.

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The first run will begin soon after the inauguration and is expected to build traction by June. Promised in the budget, Tejas Express will also be pressed into service in Delhi-Chandigarh and Delhi-Lucknow sectors, according to the railways. The frequency of train will be five days a week during the non-monsoon season and three days a week during the monsoon season.

Goa at 7.30am and touch CST at 7.45pm. The Shatabdi fare in executive class is Rs. 2,390 and Rs. 1,185 in chair auto.

Since the services offered by Tejas Express are superior, its rates are around 20% more than that of other trains such as Shatabdi Express.

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Staff from the mechanical section was already walking through 19 coaches, of which four are back-up coaches that were brought in from Delhi after being manufactured in Kapurthala (Punjab) at the Rail Coach Factory there.

"Tejas Express train of Indian Railways introduced with modern on board facilities hv Redesigned seats with e-leather", Ministry of Railways said in a tweet. The cuisine will be curated by celebrity chefs.

However, the new premier train fails to beat Shatabdi in terms of speed, and both roughly entail the same travel time. A journey from Mumbai to Ratnagiri on this fully air conditioned train will set you back by Rs 835 for a chair vehicle seat and Rs 1,785 for an executive chair auto seat.

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