Tejas Express: India’s first high-speed train leaves Mumbai, is now on its way to Goa
Railway minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off India’s first high-speed train, the Tejas Express, from Chatrapati Shivaji Station on Monday.
The new premium train will run five days a week between Mumbai and Karmali in Goa. During the monsoon, it will run three days a week.
The train will leave from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 5 am every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 24 and arrive at Karmali at 1.30 pm the same day.
It will leave Karmali at 2.30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 23 and arrive at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 11 pm the same day.
The 20-coach modern train has executive class and chair class. The coaches have tea and coffee vending machines, magazines and snacks tables. The express is also equipped with CCTV cameras for the security of passengers. The train is capable of running at 200 kmph. Its coaches are equipped with automatic doors, WiFi and LCD screens.
The train’s coaches also include features such as touch-less water taps, water level indicators, hand dryers and bio-vacuum toilets.