Everything That You

Everything That You Need To Know About Tejas Express

Facilities in newly launched Tejas Express from Mumbai to Goa

LCD screens at the back of every passenger seat similar to Aeroplane
LCD screens at the back of every passenger seat similar to Aeroplane
Tejas Express coach
Tejas Express coach

They say, "It is not the destination, but the journey that matters." With the advent of Tejas Express - a super-luxurious train - one can enjoy the view of the lush green Konkan belt, the pristine seashores at the edge of the Arabian Sea, and the euphoric hills and valleys, even before reaching one's destination.

Through video conferencing, the train was flagged off by the Railway Minister, Suresh Prabhu, in the presence of Sachin Tendulkar and a few other dignitaries.

The General Manager of the Central Railway, D K Sharma - who inspected the express train - is so impressed with its features that he referred the train as 'an aeroplane moving on the ground'. He went on to add that the experience of travelling by Tejas Express would be better than travelling by an aeroplane.

The train, which is India's first premium train, has garnered so much attention that it has already been booked for the next five days. The Railway Minister is also planning to launch the train service between Bombay and Ahmedabad.

Here is everything that you need to know about the magnum opus train:

Everything That You Need To Know About Tejas Express
Tejas Express LCD screens at the back of every passenger seat
Tejas Express LCD screens at the back of every passenger seat
Everything That You Need To Know About Tejas Express
fully reclining seats in Tejas Express
fully reclining seats in Tejas Express
Everything That You Need To Know About Tejas Express
Tejas Express Flight like amenities provided to every passenger
Tejas Express Flight like amenities provided to every passenger

1. Loaded with a bevy of amenities

Texas Express is loaded with all the modern facilities such as on-board Wi-Fi, CCTVs, infotainment, LCD screens, magazines, coffee and tea vending machines, fire and smoke detectors, et cetera. Even most of the airlines do not offer such amenities.

2. Speed

The express train will run at an average speed of 130 kilometers per hour (kmph). The highest speed that the express train can clock is 200 kmph. However, its highest speed will go up to 160 kmph, because of operational constraints.

3. Capacity

With 20 coaches in its arsenal, Tejas Express has 12 AC chair cars with a seating capacity of 78 seats in each coach, and one executive AC chair car with a seating capacity of 56 seats.

4. Design

Manufactured at Kapurthala's Rail Coach Factory in Punjab, Tejas Express has automatic entrance/exit doors, just like metro trains do. The body of the train is said to be graffiti proof. The exterior body is covered with vinyl wrapper, and the colour is bright shades of orange and yellow.

5. Route and Schedule

India's first premium train is to operate between Bombay and Karnala in Goa. The trains would run five days a week during the non-monsoon season, and three days a week during the monsoon season. The train would stop at five stations in between, namely - Dadar, Thane, Panvel, Ratnagiri, and Kudal.

Will leave Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 05.00 hrs on every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 24.5.2017 and arrive Karmali at 13.30 hrs same day. On return will leave Karmali at 14.30 hrs on every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 23.5.2017 and arrive Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai at 23.00 hrs same day

Everything That You Need To Know About Tejas Express
Tejas Express Food menu Breakfast and evening Tea
Tejas Express Food menu Breakfast and evening Tea
Everything That You Need To Know About Tejas Express
Tejas Express Food menu Lunch and Dinner
Tejas Express Food menu Lunch and Dinner

6. Fare

Unlike what one may presume, the fare for a one-way ticket in Tejas Express is not too high. While the fare for executive class is Rs.2,940 (including food) and Rs.2,540 (excluding food), the fare for AC chair car is Rs.1, 850 (including food) and Rs.1,220 (excluding food). The railways had stated that due to improved facilities it's rates are 20 per cent more than any typical Shatabdi train catering to different route.

Everything That You Need To Know About Tejas Express
Tejas Express with Automatic gates
Tejas Express with Automatic gates

7. Safety

The most important aspect from a passenger's point of view is their own safety. Tejas Express has all kinds of modern safety measures in its disposal. There is suppression system, smoke and fire detection system, fire suppression system, along with other basic safety systems.

8. Cleanliness

As a part of Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, complete measures have been taken in order to keep the train clean - internally and externally. The toilets are have the facility of bio-vacuum. Touch-less water taps, soap dispenser, hand dryers, and water level indicators have also been installed within the toilets.

9. Braille assistance

Possibly the coolest feature that Tejas Express is equipped with are the Braille assistance that are installed for passengers who are visually challenged.

The list of features in Tejas Train are as below :

1. Bio-vacuum toilets (less water consumption and hygienic)

2. Water level indicators

3. Touchless Water Taps, Soap dispenser

4. Marble finish Anti graffiti coating

5. Hand dryers

6. New design Dust bin

7. Vinyl Wrapped specially designed exteriors

8. Automatic entrance plug type doors (provides better sound and heat insulation, can be controlled by Guard panel)

9. Secured gangways (reduce sound levels, dirt, sand, water ingress, increase passenger safety & Comfort, energy efficiency, elegant design)

10. Electro Pneumatic Air brakes

11. Fire & smoke detection and suppression system.

12. Fire suppression system in Power car.

13. CCTV cameras for security

14. GPS based Passenger Information display System

15. Call bell integrated with berth reading light.

16. Digital Destination Boards

17. Integrated braille displays

18. E-Leather as improved upholstery

19. Redesigned backrest with higher height

20. Redesigned armrest

21. Leg support for Executive Chair Car with gas spring

22. Energy Efficient LED Lights

23. LED TV with Touch Control for each passenger (with recorded content, can be upgraded to Live TV)

24. Provided with USB charging facility

25. Magazines

26. Tea and Coffee vending machines

27. Snack tables

28. Local cuisine

29. Celebrity Chef Menu

Photo: indianexpress.com

11888

Category: Travel

Tags: Beach

More on Travel

Recent post

Find your Trip Cost to Rome

Calculate

Find your Trip cost to Paris

Calculate

Find your Trip cost to Singapore

Calculate
Bugyal

Bugyal

Lets you plan from Friend's Experience!

Find Trip estimate including Stay, Travel and Food

Travel Guide

Get Estimate of Complete Trip Cost, finding how much Stay will cost, how much will be spent on Travel and Food.

Tag Cloud
Family Trip Canyons butterfry History North East India Hills Cuisines Wildlife perfect angle to take selfie Food Trip Weekend Women homestays in Norway Wilderness Highway Island Creativity Hyderabad Surfing India Falls Travel Experience celebrities in paranthewali gali Festivals Experience Street Food Himachal Pradesh Passion Weekend Getaway Train Germany Water sports Travel experience Save Tip Art fast food Couple bengalis Buddhist Visa Jainism South India Dubai Mumbai holiday Tiger Alappuzha Fine-Dining Bangalore Holidays Passport Kannur Kashmir Attractions in Delhi Houseboat Package Tour vegetarian Goa River Train journey Summer Vacations Bandhavgarh Kailash Mansarovar Camping map Food Nature Trip Aperture Control Travel Photography Packing Tricks Idukki Selfie with Taj Baga Religion Jodhpur Marvel Solo traveler Benaulim jhal moori Holiday bike riding rental Hacks Flight Booking Comfort Chandni Chowk Road Trip Selfie Stick Fitness Flight Hacks Cherry Paranthewali gali Clouds Heritage site Ayurvedic Spa Cafes Multitask Beach Creative Hindu Flight travelling Hotel booking Honeymoon Beach Tour snacks Backpacker Culture Bon Festival delicacies Vacation Architecture Palakkad Europe Romance cuisines Heritage Houseboats Benfish Natural wonder Taking Selfie Leisure Airport Caves Immigration Natural Wonder Pune Flight Ticket purchase Bridge Northeast Greenery Delhi Cuisine Summer vacations travel hacks Scuba poila boishakh Himalayas Holi Backwaters Indian breads Monsoon North- East India Patnem Colomb Lighting for photography Mountains Accessories High Altitude Trek Colours sweet paranthas Adventure.Beach Solo Diving nobo barsho Shopping Travel Hacks Indian street food Safety mishti Palolem Beach Arunachal Luggage Free Adventure Trek Alleppey Health Panoramic Wettest Stress Sunset Backpack Travel Mandrem non-vegetarian Norway Kolkata special snacks Religious beach Lakes flight hacks Ramadan Historical

Long Weekend? find all the nearby destinations few hours away !

Find Nearby

Find your next Trip Cost including  Flight, Stay

Calculate

Travel Money required for your upcoming Trip

Travel Guide

Find how much you are going to spend daily on your Trip. This excludes the Flight and Stay cost which is considered booked in advance.

Thus calculate Travel Money required for your overseas Trip in just few seconds

Share your Trip Experience

Share your Past Trip, let Friends discover your Travel Legacy, seeking you for further information, getting Rewarded

Get rewarded as you share your Been Places with Friends
Suggestions

Suggestions in mind? We would love to hear them!

Your Name (required)
Email (required)
Privacy/Cookie Policy & User Agreement
We (Bugyal.com) and third parties use cookies for technical and analytical purposes, for offering you a better User Experience. For more information, refer to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement. By clicking on 'I agree', you consent to the use of these cookies.