Tejas Express flagged off: Know everything about Mumbai-Goa high-speed train
MUMBAI CITY NEWS: The Tejas Express — India’s first semi-high speed full AC train – will be flagged off today
The Tejas Express — India’s first semi-high speed full AC train — arrived in the city on Saturday. The luxury train, which boasts of several modern facilities on-board like LED TV and tea/coffee vending machine, was flagged off by railway minister Suresh Prabhu from CST for Goa on Monday.
Journey duration: The train is expected to be flagged off at 3.25pm and will reach Goa by 12.35am
Comfort comes at a price: Passengers will have to shell out 20% more than that of Shatabdi Express
For journey from Mumbai to Karmali
Rs 1,190: Fare for AC chair-car seat
Rs 2,590: Fare for executive chair-car seat
For journey from Mumbai to Ratnagiri
Rs 835: Fare for AC chair car seat
Rs 1,785: Fare for executive chair car seat
For journey from Mumbai to Kudal
Rs 1,080: Fare for AC chair car seat
Rs 2,340: Fare for executive chair car seat
On-board catering service charges are included in the fare. If the passengers do not wish to avail it at the time of booking and want to purchase meals on board, they will have to pay Rs 50 extra per service
The train is equipped with CCTV cameras, smoke and fire detection system. The 19-coach Tejas will have bio- vacuum toilets and GPS-based passenger information display system
It will have tea and coffee vending machines, snack tables at each coach.
The train, which left from Mumbai on Monday, will return to the city on Tuesday morning
The services will start from Wednesday
The train will run on the Mumbai-Goa route five days of the week— Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday— during the non-monsoon period
The train will leave from Mumbai at 5am and reach Goa at 1.30pm
The train will start from Goa at 2.30pm and reach Mumbai at 11pm
During the monsoon — between June 10 and October 31 — it will be operated thrice in a week— Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.