Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off India's first high-speed train, Tejas Express, from Mumbai on May 22, 2017. The premium train will operate between Mumbai and Goa for five days a week during non-monsoon period and for three days in the monsoon period from May 24.
The 20 coaches train has one executive AC chair car with 56 seats. There are 12 AC chair cars with 78 seats in each coach. The bright yellow superfast train will run at a speed of 200 kilometres per hour. Its average speed is 130 kmph.
The executive class fare is Rs 2,940 (with food) and Rs 2,540 (without food). For AC chair car, the fare has been fixed at Rs 1,850 (with food) and Rs 1,220 (without food).
The express train offers facilities like LED screens, tea and coffee vending machines, Wifi connectivity, touch-less water taps, hand dryers, bio-vaccuum toilets, CCTV cameras. It also has fire and smoke detection facilities. The doors are centrally controlled and "graffiti proof."
Tejas Express form Mumbai to Goa in just 8.5 hours. It gives passengers, an airline-like luxury. It has been defined as future of rail travel of India.
The premium train has a sealed and dust proof inter-car gangway, safety facilities like fire and smoke detection systems and also attendant call buttons.
The train provides Braille assistance for visually challenged passengers.
"Mumbai-Goa trips to become more memorable now, Tejas showcases future of Railways in India."
Tejas will define the new era of railways in India. No doubt.