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Not just Mumbai to Goa, Tejas Express may take you to Ahmedabad too

Mumbai city news: Businessmen and merchants might prefer travelling on the ultra-luxury premium train, feel railway authorities

mumbai Updated: May 23, 2017 10:40 IST
Kailash Korde
Kailash Korde
Hindustan Times
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Tejas Express was flagged off from CST on Monday.(HT)

After a comfortable trip to Goa, you could soon board the high-speed Tejas Express to travel from Mumbai to Ahmedabad.

While flagging off the first Tejas Express train between Mumbai and Karmali station in Goa on Monday, railway minister Suresh Prabhu announced the introduction of the new service between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.

“Very soon Tejas express will start running on Mumbai -Ahmedabad route. It will be launched in some other states as well,”said Pradhu, adding that the rail travel experience in India will be redefined with the introduction of Tejas .

Earlier, the railways had planned to introduce the service on the crowded Mumbai-Surat route.

According to western railway officials, the plan was dropped as the train will cover the distance between the two cities in less than six hours and will be out of use for a long time.

Currently, Mumbai and Ahmedabad are connected via Shatabdi express and double-decker express trains.

Railway officials are hopeful of a good response, as businessmen and merchants might prefer travelling on the ultra-luxury premium train which is capable of running at a speed of 200kmph.

Along with WiFi, GPS and CCTV, the Tejas Express has several unique amenities such as automatic doors, secured gangway, infotainment screen for each passenger, reading lights for each seat, vaccum bio-toilets, e-leather cover seats and touch free taps in toilets.

The train also has tea- and coffee-vending machines, along with local cuisine in catering service and staffers in local attire of Goa.

First Published: May 23, 2017 10:32 IST