Mumbai to Goa Tejas train's spirits dampened by monsoon

Video: Inside the luxurious Mumbai-Goa Tejas Express, flag off from CST on May 22

Check out the Tejas Express complete with WiFi, LCD screens on Mumbai-Goa route

The wreck was discovered when the train arrived in the national capital on its way to Mumbai. Sources said that the hard terrain in the rains may pose to be a hurdle.

Mumbai: The stage is set for the inauguration of the Indian Railways' first ever high-speed luxurious train, Tejas Express, which will embark on its opening journey here on Monday.

The first run will begin soon after the inauguration and is expected to build traction by June.

The railways has also ordered replacements for eight windowpanes broken while the train took its journey from Delhi to Mumbai, but the maintenance staff members said they are under tremendous pressure to check all boxes.

The 15-coach express train will run five days a week between Mumbai and Goa.

Goa at 7.30am and touch CST at 7.45pm.

Tejas, according to Indian Railways, will change the Indian train passenger's perception about the national transporter, and it has a few good reasons to call this new train an aeroplane on tracks. The express is also equipped with CCTV cameras for the security of passengers.

The executive class fare in Tejas is Rs.2,740 with food and Rs.2,585 without food, while the chair auto ticket can be bought for Rs.1,310 with meals and Rs.1,185 without them.

The facility is again improved with vending machines serving tea and coffee, snacks table, book within the train.

The Central Railways also released a schedule of the train services via twitter to inform travellers of train timings during the forthcoming monsoon and non-monsoon time frames. The cuisine will be curated by celebrity chefs. The train is capable of running at 200 kmph.

Catering service will be included in Tejas fares like on the Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains.

The new premium train will run 5 days a week between Mumbai and Karmali in Goa. With catering, the charges are Rs 1310 and Rs 2740 for the non-executive and executive chair cars respectively.

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