Prabhu inspects Tejas Express before it zips from Mumbai to Goa

Prabhu inspects Tejas Express before it zips from Mumbai to Goa

Prabhu inspects Tejas Express before it zips from Mumbai to Goa

All preparations have been done for the launch of the 20-coach train, which will have secured gangways, automatic doors, and 22 new features.

Developed by Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala, the first rake was on display in Delhi on Friday.

"Since the train is equipped with better facilities, the fare will also be slightly higher compared to normal mail and express services", said a CR officer.

The Mumbai-Madgaon double-decker train service may be facing the axe with the impending introduction of the high-tech Tejas Express on the Mumbai-Goa route.

Indian Railways' upcoming Tejas Express trains are set to run on the Mumbai-Goa route. Coaches will be equipped with on-board facilities including LCD screens, ergonomic seats, CCTV cameras, automatic doors, personalised infotainment systems and an advanced fire alarm system, the railways ministry said on Twitter.

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The train will have executive class and chair class. Therefore, the time that this train will take to reach Goa is not significantly less.

The plan to build this luxury train was announced in the Rail Budget a year ago.

There will be tea and coffee vending machines and snack tables at each coach as catering facility for passengers in the new designed coaches.

Promised in the budget, Tejas Express will also be pressed into service in Delhi-Chandigarh and Delhi-Lucknow sectors, according to the Indian Railways.

Though the train is prepared to run at a speed of 200kmph, a report by NDTV said that it will be restricted to 160kmph as the train tracks can not endure such high speed. "11003/11004 Dadar-Sawantwadi- Dadar RajyaRani Express as Tutari Express", said a Konkan Railway official.Free wi-fi will be introduced at Khed, Chiplum, Ratnagiri, Kudal and Sawantwadi among other stations from Sunday.

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