The much-awaited Tejas Express, which boasts of several modern facilities onboard like LED TV and tea and coffee vending machine, will be flagged off from Mumbai
on May 22.
Equipped with CCTV cameras besides smoke and fire detection system, the 19-coach Tejas train
will have bio-vacuum toilets and GPS-based passenger information display system.
Since the train
is equipped with better facilities, the fare will also be slightly higher as compared to normal mail and express service, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said while inspecting the new Tejas coaches in New Delhi.
There will be comfortable seating arrangements and each seat will have LED TV with touch control system and call bell facilities.
Manufactured at the Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala, the coaches will have automatic entrance door, a first in non-suburban train
in Indian Railways.
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 railways.