IRCTC Tejas Express Lucknow-Delhi launch Highlights: UP CM Yogi Adityanath flags off India’s first ‘private’ train; new era of travel

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Updated:Oct 04, 2019 12:19:39 pm

IRCTC Tejas Express Lucknow to Delhi launch highlights: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has flagged of India first 'private' train, the IRCTC Tejas Express between Lucknow and Delhi.

tejas express, tejas express flag off live, tejas express lucknow to delhi timingIRCTC Tejas Express launch highlights: Train number 82501/82502 will ply between the New Delhi Railway station (NDLS)-Lucknow NE (LJN) route for six days a week, except Tuesday.

IRCTC Tejas Express Lucknow to Delhi launch highlights: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has flagged of India first ‘private’ train, the IRCTC Tejas Express between Lucknow and Delhi. The train is a swanky new luxury offering for business travellers and tourists and its launch during Navratras and the festive season is a gift for passengers. For the first time full operational and ticketing control of a train is with IRCTC. Train number 82501/82502 will ply between the New Delhi Railway station (NDLS)-Lucknow NE (LJN) route for six days a week. While Train number 82501 Lucknow-New Delhi Tejas Express will complete the journey in 6 hours and 15 minutes, Train number 82502 New Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express will take 6 hours and 30 minutes.

The success of this new experiment by Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways will make way for private operators to run trains in India. The Railway Board has already asked zonal railways to consider the feasibility of running private trains on 50 key routes including Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Howrah.

Tejas Express is a more premium version of the Shatabdi Express category of air-conditioned chair cars. There are several unique features of this new IRCTC Tejas Express train. In a first, passengers will be paid for any delay on an hourly basis. A whopping Rs 25 lakh free insurance will be provided for each and every passenger. Track Financial Express Online for LIVE updates from the launch of the new Tejas Express Lucknow to Delhi.

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IRCTC Tejas Express Lucknow-Delhi launch highlights:

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    12:12 (IST)04 Oct 2019
    IRCTC Tejas Express Lucknow-Delhi LIVE: More details

    If this experiment of handing over certain operations to IRCTC is successful, the railways will make way for private operators to run trains in India, officials said. The new IRCTC Tejas Express train has several new features. In a first, passengers will be paid for any delay on an hourly basis. Also, Rs 25 lakh free insurance will be provided for each and every passenger, as per PTI report.

    12:11 (IST)04 Oct 2019
    IRCTC Tejas Express Lucknow-Delhi LIVE: More private trains on key routes?

    Zonal railways has been asked by the Railway Board to consider the feasibility of carryying out private train oeprations on key, prominent routes such as Delhi-Howrah, and Delhi-Mumbai. The Tejas Express is cosidered as a more premium version of the Shatabdi Express category of air-conditioned chair cars, as per PTI report.

    11:29 (IST)04 Oct 2019
    IRCTC Tejas Express Lucknow-Delhi LIVE: A complete guideline before boarding the train

    11:24 (IST)04 Oct 2019
    IRCTC Tejas Delhi-Lucknow Express interior images

    IRCTC Tejas Lucknow-Delhi Express is offering luxurious travel to its passengers. Check what Indian Railways' first ‘private’ train looks like

    11:17 (IST)04 Oct 2019
    IRCTC Tejas Express Lucknow-Delhi LIVE: Comparison between IRCTC Tejas Express, Vande Bharat Express

    Indian Railways has been offering premium trains with world class facilities. Two such are IRCTC Tejas Express and Vande Bharat Express. Here is a comparison between these two trains

    11:13 (IST)04 Oct 2019
    IRCTC Tejas Express Lucknow-Delhi LIVE: Check top 10 firsts for passengers

    There are many firsts on IRCTC Tejas Express Lucknow to Delhi. Check top 10 firsts for passengers on IRCTC Tejas Express Lucknow to Delhi.

    11:06 (IST)04 Oct 2019
    IRCTC Tejas Express Lucknow-Delhi LIVE: Check refund rules

    IRCTC Tejas Express Lucknow to Delhi is offering refund to passengers. Check rules of this 'first ever' move by IRCTC.

    10:59 (IST)04 Oct 2019
    IRCTC Tejas Express Lucknow-Delhi LIVE: Check fare details

    Booking for IRCTC Tejas Express Lucknow to Delhi is on full swing; check fares

    10:53 (IST)04 Oct 2019
    IRCTC Tejas Express Lucknow-Delhi LIVE: Know premium menu

    Passenger of IRCTC Tejas Express Lucknow-Delhi will have a variety of foods and beverages to pick. Here is IRCTC Tejas Delhi-Lucknow Express menu

    10:42 (IST)04 Oct 2019
    IRCTC Tejas Express Lucknow-Delhi LIVE: Know compensation rules

    Talking about the compensation measures adopted by IRCTC for Tejas Lucknow-Delhi Express, Railway Minister Piyush Goal said, "Compensation for Delay: In a first of its own, IRCTC to compensate passengers of the New Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express in case of delay in the train schedule: Rs 100 in case of a delay of more than an hour, Rs 250 in cases of a delay exceeding 2 hours."

    10:34 (IST)04 Oct 2019
    IRCTC Tejas Express Lucknow-Delhi LIVE: IRCTC IPO received bids

    Tejas Lucknow-Delhi Express is India's first private train, which will be run by IRCTC. Ahead of the launch of Tejas Lucknow-Delhi Express, IRCTC became a huge hit among investors as it got subscribed 111.91 times on the final day of bidding. The Rs 645-crore IPO received bids for 225 crore shares against the total issue size of 2 crore scrips, according to the data available with exchanges till 6.45 pm.

    10:13 (IST)04 Oct 2019
    IRCTC Tejas Express Lucknow-Delhi LIVE: Key features of Indian Railways' private train

    From October 5 onwards, passengers on IRCTC Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express will be able to enjoy journey between capital of Uttar Pradesh and capital of India. There are charging points with all seats, reclining seats, toilet occupancy indicator, fire extinguisher, CCTV and reading lights.

    10:05 (IST)04 Oct 2019
    IRCTC Tejas Express Lucknow-Delhi flagged off by Yogi Adityanath

    IRCTC Tejas Express Lucknow to Delhi has been flagged off by Uttar Paredsh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at Luknow today. The commercial run for IRCTC Tejas Express Delhi to Lucknow will start from tomorrow.

    10:01 (IST)04 Oct 2019
    IRCTC Tejas Express Lucknow-Delhi to be flagged off shortly

    09:55 (IST)04 Oct 2019
    IRCTC Tejas Express Lucknow-Delhi LIVE

    According to Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), passengers booking tickets for IRCTC Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express, must pay for the meals. This is mandatory to book tickets for IRCTC Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express. Passengers onboard will be provided with premium quality food and beverages. Tea and coffee vending machines have been installed in the train.

    09:22 (IST)04 Oct 2019
    Sarbat Da Bhalla Express flagged off from New Delhi

    09:20 (IST)04 Oct 2019
    New train flagged off from New Delhi Railway station

    Meanwhile, at New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS), Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, Union Ministers Harsh Vardhan and Harsimrat Kaur Badal flagged off 'Sarbat Da Bhalla Express'. The intercity Express will run between Delhi and Lohian Khas, Punjab.

    09:06 (IST)04 Oct 2019
    Tejas Express exclusive review: IRCTC Lucknow-Delhi business train is awesome!

    08:40 (IST)04 Oct 2019
    IRCTC Tejas Express Lucknow-Delhi LIVE: A list of many firsts

    IRCTC Tejas Express New Delhi-Lucknow has many firsts for passengers. This is a first private train. There is a refund policy. Apart from these, there are travel insurance, household theft insurance, baggage pick up-drop facility, exclusive ticket booking, advanced reservation period, nominal cancellation charges, luxury lounge and variety of foods.

    08:25 (IST)04 Oct 2019
    IRCTC Tejas Express schedule

    Train number 82502 IRCTC Tejas Express New Delhi-Lucknow will run on 6 days. However, it will not run on Tuesday. Train number 82502 IRCTC Tejas Express Lucknow-New Delhi will also run on 6 days. It will not run on Tuesday.

    08:16 (IST)04 Oct 2019
    Tejas Express Lucknow to Delhi fares

    Train number 82501 IRCTC Tejas Express Lucknow to Delhi Executive Chair Car will cost you Rs 2,310. AC Chair car (CC) ticket at IRCTC Tejas Express Lucknow to Delhi will cost you Rs 1,505.

    08:12 (IST)04 Oct 2019
    Tejas Express Delhi to Lucknow fares

    Train Number 82502 IRCTC Tejas Express ticket at Executive Char Car (EC) will cost you Rs 2.450. Train Number 82502 IRCTC Tejas Express ticket at AC Chair car (CC) will cost you Rs 1,755.

    08:06 (IST)04 Oct 2019
    IRCTC Tejas Express Lucknow-Delhi LIVE: Passenger will be partially refunded

    In a first for Indian Railways, passengers of IRCTC Tejas Express Delhi-Lucknow will be partially refunded if there is a delay. A passenger will be refunded Rs 100 if the train is delayed by an hour. A passenger will be refunded Rs 250 if the train is delayed by an two hours.

    08:01 (IST)04 Oct 2019
    Tejas Express Lucknow to Delhi schedule

    Train number 82501 IRCTC Tejas Express will leave Luncknow NE (LJN) at 6.10 am. The train will have halts at Kanpur Central (CNB) at 7.20 am. It will stop there for 5 minutes. The train will have stoppage at Ghaziabad (GZB) at 11.45 am. The train will halt for two minutes. The train will reach New Delhi (NDLS) at 12.25 pm.

    07:51 (IST)04 Oct 2019
    Tejas Express Delhi to Lucknow schedule

    Train number 82502 Tejas Express Delhi to Lucknow will leave from New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS) at 3.35 pm. The train will stop at Ghaziabad railway station (GZB) at 4.09 pm. It will have a two-minute stoppage at Ghaziabad railway station. The train will have stoppage at Kanpur Central (CNB) at 8.35 pm. It will have stoppage for 5 minutes. The train will reach Lucknow NE (LJN) at 10.05 pm.

    07:34 (IST)04 Oct 2019
    Tejas Express reservation

    Earlier, IRCTC announced that there would be a reservation period of 60 days for Tejas Express on Delhi-Lucknow route. However, passengers won't be able to book tickets through any tatkal or premium tatkal quota on the Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express. Indian Railways' first privately-run train has nine AC chair car coaches and one executive class air-conditioned chair car coach. The executive class air-conditioned chair car coach has a total of 56 seats. Nine AC chair car coaches have 78 seats each. Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express has a capacity of carrying 758 passengers.

    07:22 (IST)04 Oct 2019
    Tejas Express LKO to NDLS route

    Train Number 82501 IRCTC Tejas Express will leave at Lucknow NE (LJN). The train will stop at Kanpur Central (CNB), and Ghaziabad (GZB). The train will finally reach New Delhi (NDLS).

    07:17 (IST)04 Oct 2019
    Tejas Express Delhi to Lucknow route

    Train number 82502 IRCTC Tejas Express on Delhi-Lucknow will leave from New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS). It will halt at Ghaziabad (GZB), Kanpur Central (CNB), before reaching Lucknow NE (LJN).

    07:10 (IST)04 Oct 2019
    Tejas Express booking

    Train number 82501/82502 IRCTC Tejas Express Delhi to Lucknow is set to begin its commercial operation from October 5. The booking has begun for Indian Railways' first private train. You can book tickets on IRCTC website or IRCTC app.

    The Lucknow-Delhi-Lucknow IRCTC Tejas Express will have a range of foods from morning tea/coffee, cookies, premium veg, and non-veg breakfast. There will be light refreshments that passengers can avail at the time of exit. There will be evening tea and dinner for passengers. The water will be provided through RO machines. Passengers of IRCTC Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express will get in-flight like experience as meals will be served by onboard service staff by trolleys.
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