1. Railways swanky new Tejas Express damaged even before completing its first journey

Railways swanky new Tejas Express damaged even before completing its first journey

A window of Railways' newly launched Tejas Express were damaged by some unknown people while it was travelling from Delhi to Mumbai

By: | New Delhi | Updated: May 22, 2017 4:30 PM
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A window of Railways’ newly launched Tejas Express was damaged by some unknown people while it was travelling from Delhi to Mumbai on Saturday, reported news agency ANI. The agency also posted a couple of images of the train in which a cracked window can be seen. The incident took place even before the train completed its first journey.

Along with CCTV cameras, the 19-coach Tejas Express will also have bio-vacuum toilets and GPS-based passenger information display system. Tejas Express also boasts many modern facilities like LED TV and tea/coffee vending machines. Since the train is equipped with better facilities, the fare is also slightly higher as compared to normal mail/express service, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu had said while inspecting the new Tejas coaches. As per the agency, the fares on Tejas Express train will be 20 percent more than that of the Shatabdi Express.

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However, unlike the Shatabdi Express, the passengers will be given an option to opt for onboard food. If a passenger opts for food while buying the ticket, the catering charge will be included in the fare. The Executive Class fare in Tejas has been fixed at Rs 2,540 without food and Rs 2,940 with food. The Chair Car fare Rs 1,850 with food and Rs 1,220 without food. The Shatabdi fares are Rs 2,390 and Rs 1,185 in EC and CC respectively which include food also.

Also, there will be comfortable seating arrangements and each seat will have LED TV with touch control system and call bell facilities. The train was manufactured at the Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala and also has automatic entrance door, a first in non-suburban train in Indian Railways.

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