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Mumbai-Goa Tejas Express is fully booked for second week too

Mumbai city news: Despite the high fares compared to other premium trains, all seats in executive class are fully booked for the third week too

mumbai Updated: May 29, 2017 22:48 IST
Kailash Korde
For a Mumbai-Goa journey, passengers have to shell out Rs1,185 for chair car and Rs2,485 for executive class.
For a Mumbai-Goa journey, passengers have to shell out Rs1,185 for chair car and Rs2,485 for executive class.(HT)

A week after the launch too, Indian Railway’s first high-speed premium train on the Mumbai-Goa route, Tejas Express, is proving to be crowd-puller. The train is fully booked for the second consecutive week.

Despite the high fares compared to other premium trains, all seats in executive class are fully booked for the third week too. Even chair car tickets are getting booked rapidly.

For a Mumbai-Goa journey, passengers have to shell out Rs1,185 for chair car and Rs2,485 for executive class.

Capable of plying at 200 kmph speed, Tejas Express has several unique features, which comprises automatically operated doors, stink-free vaccuum bio-toilets, infotainment system for every seat, reading lights, bells for calling attendants and onboard WiFi.

On May 22, railway minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off the train. Although WiFi, food and Infotainment system has disappointed the passengers a bit, its popularity seems to be unaffected.

Currently, the train runs five days a week, except Monday and Thursday. It will run thrice a week from June 10 . The running time of the train will also increase by couple of hours from the existing 8.30 hours.

Railway officials are hopeful Tejas Express will go housefull because the passengers would love to seen beautiful nature of Konkan through panoramic windows of the train.