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With addition of extra day, Tejas Express departs Ahmedabad for Mumbai

Western Railway announced last Sunday that the train will now function on Wednesdays as well, thus increasing its frequency to five days a week.
Mumbai Central-Ahmedabad Tejas Express (File Photo)
Mumbai Central-Ahmedabad Tejas Express (File Photo)
Published on Dec 22, 2021 08:02 AM IST
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Like airlines, Indian Railways to now introduce hostesses onboard these trains

The train attendants shall match the hospitality standard of those in flights to compete with airlines' services, said an official of the Indian Railways
Train attendants onboard the Tejas Express (File Photo / PTI)
Train attendants onboard the Tejas Express (File Photo / PTI)
Published on Dec 10, 2021 11:21 AM IST
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IRCTC to resume services for Tejas trains from February 14

  • The two Tejas Express services are the first set of trains run by IRCTC, a subsidiary of the Indian Railways. They stopped operating in March last year due to the pandemic. IRCTC resumed services in October, but operations were stopped a month later due to low occupancy.
IRCTC has announced that passengers will be thermally screened before entering the coach and not allowed to exchange their seats once seated(PTI)
IRCTC has announced that passengers will be thermally screened before entering the coach and not allowed to exchange their seats once seated(PTI)
Published on Jan 27, 2021 04:44 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

IRCTC cancels Lucknow-Delhi and Mumbai-Ahmedabad Tejas Express

“The management has decided to cancel all departures of IRCTC Tejas trains due to low occupancy levels resulting from coronavirus(Covid-19) pandemic,” a statement issued by the railway company said.
The Lucknow-New Delhi Tejas Express will remain cancelled from November 23 and Ahmedabad-Mumbai will remain cancelled from November 24.(HT Image)
The Lucknow-New Delhi Tejas Express will remain cancelled from November 23 and Ahmedabad-Mumbai will remain cancelled from November 24.(HT Image)
Published on Nov 17, 2020 02:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh

IRCTC to offer tourist packages

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Published on Nov 11, 2020 05:11 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByAroosa Ahmed

IRCTC’s Tejas trains resume services from today. Here are the safety protocols

The two Tejas Express services are the first set of trains run by a corporate entity, IRCTC, a subsidiary of the Indian Railways.
A man cleans the exteriors of a coach of India's first private train Tejas Express in Ahmedabad in this file photo.(Reuters)
A man cleans the exteriors of a coach of India's first private train Tejas Express in Ahmedabad in this file photo.(Reuters)
Updated on Oct 17, 2020 09:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

First time ever: Indian Railways achieves 100% punctuality of trains

The milestone was achieved a day after the railways formally kickstarted its plans to allow private entities to operate passenger trains on its network.
Last month, the railways had sent a missive to its zones to ensure 100 per cent punctuality in the running of 230 special trains.(HT Representative Photo/Dheeraj Dhawan)
Last month, the railways had sent a missive to its zones to ensure 100 per cent punctuality in the running of 230 special trains.(HT Representative Photo/Dheeraj Dhawan)
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 11:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

Budget 2020: FM Nirmala Sitharaman announces more Tejas-style trains

Tejas Express is India’s first private semi-high speed train to be fully run by its subsidiary Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).
The government is actively tracking the completion of India’s first bullet train project between Mumbai and Ahmedabad on time and there will also be a suburban rail project for Bengaluru, she added. (HT Photo)
The government is actively tracking the completion of India’s first bullet train project between Mumbai and Ahmedabad on time and there will also be a suburban rail project for Bengaluru, she added. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 01, 2020 12:54 PM IST
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Mumbai-Ahmedabad Tejas Express debut run on January 19, 70% seats booked

The 736-seater Tejas Express witnessed 70% (501 seats) occupancy as on Jan 5, 2020, after the booking was opened on December 27 last year, officials from the Indian Rail Catering Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) said.
The Mumbai-Ahmedabad Tejas Express is Railways’ second privately-operated train, with the first operating on the Delhi-Lucknow route.(HT File Photo)
The Mumbai-Ahmedabad Tejas Express is Railways’ second privately-operated train, with the first operating on the Delhi-Lucknow route.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 07, 2020 08:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByAroosa Ahmed, Mumbai

2nd Tejas Express to be flagged off in January

The train will be flagged off from Ahmedabad on January 17, 2020, and its commercial run will begin from January 19.
Indian railways’ first privately operated Tejas Express(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Indian railways’ first privately operated Tejas Express(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 29, 2019 05:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Advisory issued after Tejas staff harassed

The country’s first private semi-high speed train – Tejas Express – between Lucknow and Delhi was flagged off by chief minister Yogi Adityanath on October 4.
For the first time that the national transporter has introduced hostesses and stewards.(industan Times)
For the first time that the national transporter has introduced hostesses and stewards.(industan Times)
Updated on Oct 26, 2019 06:37 AM IST
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Mumbai-Ahmedabad Tejas Express tickets to cost Rs1,700- 2,000

Tejas Express, India’s first private train, will leave from Ahmedabad at 6.40am and reach Mumbai by 1.15pm. It will depart from Mumbai at 3.40pm and reach Ahmedabad at 10.25pm.
The Tejas Express, Mumbai’s first private outstation train, is expected to hit the track from the second week of November.(HT File Photo)
The Tejas Express, Mumbai’s first private outstation train, is expected to hit the track from the second week of November.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Oct 23, 2019 11:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByAroosa Ahmed, Mumbai

IRCTC to pay around Rs 1.62 lakh as compensation for late running of Tejas Express

A delay of more than three hours in the running of Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express on October 19 has cost IRCTC around Rs 1.62 lakh.
Since it began commercial operations from October six for six days a week, the train has maintained a tight schedule.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Since it began commercial operations from October six for six days a week, the train has maintained a tight schedule.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 21, 2019 03:42 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Tejas Express flagged off: Know about its schedule, fare and menu

The Indian Railways, as part of the ministry of railways’ 100 days action plan approved in June, has decided to hand over certain rakes for private operations as the national transporter seeks to increase its revenue.
The Tejas Express will be the first train of Indian Railways that will be fully run by its subsidiary Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).(HT image)
The Tejas Express will be the first train of Indian Railways that will be fully run by its subsidiary Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).(HT image)
Updated on Oct 04, 2019 10:28 AM IST
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UP CM Yogi Adityanath flags off Tejas Express from Lucknow

UP CM Yogi Adityanath outlined how the new trains will help businessmen from New Delhi and other adjoining areas.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath at Tejas Express launch ceremony.(@airnewsalerts/Twitter)
UP CM Yogi Adityanath at Tejas Express launch ceremony.(@airnewsalerts/Twitter)
Updated on Oct 04, 2019 10:16 AM IST
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Railways to offer compensation if Tejas Express runs behind schedule

IRCTC will pay compensation of Rs 100, in case the train is delayed by more than one hour and Rs 250 in case of delay of more than two hours to every passenger as compensation.
As part of its 100 day agenda, the ministry decided to hand over certain rakes for private operations in a bid to increase its revenue.(HT image)
As part of its 100 day agenda, the ministry decided to hand over certain rakes for private operations in a bid to increase its revenue.(HT image)
Updated on Oct 01, 2019 08:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnisha Dutta

Private players to run trains on key routes: Indian Railways

The Indian Railways decision comes under the 100-day agenda of the national transporter to hand over operations of the trains to private players on key routes.
The Indian Railways is handing over operations of more trains to private players in the coming days.(Photo courtesy: Getty Images/ Representative image)
The Indian Railways is handing over operations of more trains to private players in the coming days.(Photo courtesy: Getty Images/ Representative image)
Updated on Sep 24, 2019 08:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnisha Dutta

Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express opens bookings, 2000 tickets sold in first 2 days

This is the first train of the Indian Railways that will be fully run by its subsidiary IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) and is the national transporter’s first step towards privatising operations of some trains.
A non-vegetarian option is also available which includes masala omelette and sautéd vegetables.(HT image)
A non-vegetarian option is also available which includes masala omelette and sautéd vegetables.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 22, 2019 10:14 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express fare : AC car 1125, executive car 2310

The new Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express will be the first train of Indian Railways that will be fully run by its subsidiary IRCTC.
Tejas Express will cover the distance between Lucknow and Delhi in six hours and 15 minutes.(Kunal Patil/HT File Photo)
Tejas Express will cover the distance between Lucknow and Delhi in six hours and 15 minutes.(Kunal Patil/HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 21, 2019 12:31 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Tejas Express passengers can soon make hotel bookings, avail of cab services, baggage pick-and-drop

IRCTC officials said that the services being offered on the train will redefine the experience of train travel. People can enjoy the ride from the second week of October.
The IRCTC will roll out the services for passengers of the Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express from the second week of October.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
The IRCTC will roll out the services for passengers of the Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express from the second week of October.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 12, 2019 08:09 AM IST
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IRCTC to run Tejas Express: Soon, your travel to Ahmedabad will be 20 minutes shorter

Mumbai-Ahmedabad Tejas Express, currently operated by the Indian Railways, takes around six hours and 50 minutes to reach Ahmedabad from Mumbai. This may reduce to six-and-a-half hours once IRCTC starts operating the express.
The express train is likely to run without a ticket collector, and hence, airport-like check-in counters have been proposed for the same.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
The express train is likely to run without a ticket collector, and hence, airport-like check-in counters have been proposed for the same.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 27, 2019 04:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByAroosa Ahmed

Luxury on wheels: Mumbai to Gujarat route to get private train?

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is surveying four routes for congestion, passenger traffic and nearby tourist locations to introduce two Tejas Express-like ultra-luxurious trains, which will be run by a private operator.
If all goes as per the plan, Mumbai-Gandhinagar route could get the country’s one of the first private trains.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
If all goes as per the plan, Mumbai-Gandhinagar route could get the country’s one of the first private trains.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Published on Jul 19, 2019 04:25 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByAroosa Ahmed

Soon, watch movies for free in Mumbai locals

CR conducting trials at carshed in Kurla; service likely to go live in July
After downloading the mobile application commuters will have an option to select their preferred language and stream the loaded movies and videos on their smartphones.(Picture for representation/Getty Images)
After downloading the mobile application commuters will have an option to select their preferred language and stream the loaded movies and videos on their smartphones.(Picture for representation/Getty Images)
Updated on Mar 13, 2019 08:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAroosa Ahmed, Mumbai

Highlights: Chandrababu Naidu thrives on a blame game to cover up his failures, says PM Modi

Modi will flag off the Tejas Express between Madurai-Chennai through video conference facility. This will provide faster connectivity between the two cities.
Updated on Mar 01, 2019 11:56 PM IST
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2 months on, high speed Tejas Express on Chandigarh-Delhi route yet to hit the tracks

It was in 2016 when the announcement regarding Tejas Express, the high-speed train between Chandigarh and Delhi was made.
Tejas Express was earlier expected to be launched on the eve of Independence Day.(HT File)
Tejas Express was earlier expected to be launched on the eve of Independence Day.(HT File)
Updated on Oct 12, 2018 01:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByJatinder Kaur Tur, Chandigarh

In two minds over launch date, railways releases timings for Tejas Express

Regarding fare, the website only states that the basic fare of AC chair car and executive class for Tejas Express will be 1.2 times the basic fare of respective classes of Shatabdi trains.
As of now, railways plans to operate the high-speed train between Chandigarh and Delhi once a week, on Wednesdays.(HT File)
As of now, railways plans to operate the high-speed train between Chandigarh and Delhi once a week, on Wednesdays.(HT File)
Updated on Aug 17, 2018 01:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByJatinder Kaur Tur, Chandigarh

‘Menu on rail’: Passengers can check MRP on railway app before ordering food

‘Menu on Rail’ app will display menu to passengers travelling in Mail/Express, including Humsafar Train, Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto, Gatiman Express and Tejas Express
The food items are covered in four categories namely, beverages, breakfast, meals and a-la-carte.(PTI File Photo)
The food items are covered in four categories namely, beverages, breakfast, meals and a-la-carte.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jun 11, 2018 09:56 PM IST
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RCF to roll out Delhi-Chandigarh Tejas Express coaches in two days

The advanced coaches are capable of running at a speed of 200 km per hour, but due to track related constraints, the speed on the Chandigarh-Delhi section would be 160 kmph
The Tejas will cut down travel time between Chandigarh and Delhi by over 30 minutes.(HT File)
The Tejas will cut down travel time between Chandigarh and Delhi by over 30 minutes.(HT File)
Updated on May 21, 2018 09:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kapurthala | ByHT Correspondent

Rlys cut water consumption by 25% on Mumbai-Goa Tejas Express by fixing device in taps

Aerators fitted into all basin taps without any modifications or tap replacements, officials said
The fitting of aerators was a one-time measure, and they were fitted into the existing taps in Tejas Express.(HT File Photo)
The fitting of aerators was a one-time measure, and they were fitted into the existing taps in Tejas Express.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 21, 2018 01:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Soon, IRCTC app will tell you food items that will be served on trains

The app is available on Android and IOS platforms and is in the testing stage. It will soon be formally launched for passengers’ use.
For express trains, the app will display items available and their rates, so that passengers are not overcharged.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT File Photo)
For express trains, the app will display items available and their rates, so that passengers are not overcharged.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT File Photo)
Published on Apr 23, 2018 01:15 PM IST
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