Mumbai, December 2: One of the premium luxury trains of India, Tejas Express, gets a swankier avatar. With Indian Railways looking to offer aircraft-like comforts in its premium trains, the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai has rolled out a new rake of the Tejas Express train. The new rake of Tejas has several new features compared to the first one that was introduced in 2017 by Indian Railways. The 2017 Tejas Express train that runs between Mumbai and Goa was manufactured by RCF, Kapurthala.
First announced in Railway Budget 2016, Tejas Express trains are a notch above the Shatabdi chair cars, with many passenger comforts and better ride quality. The new Tejas Express rake has been allotted to Northern Railway and is expected to ply on any of the two announced routes – Delhi-Chandigarh and Delhi-Lucknow.
The new Tejas Express retains its exterior look – a design that was approved by the Railway Board; with colours of yellow and orange, signifying the sun. The exterior and interiors also have an anti-graffiti vinyl wrapping, aimed at keeping trains clean. Once inside, passengers will get to sit on grey and red coloured leather-feel seats in executive and non-executive chair car coaches. The coaches of the new Tejas Express have several aircraft-like features; personalised reading lights, attendant call buttons, modular bio-vacuum toilets, on-board WiFi, USB charging points with every seat etc.
This video showcases the features of new avatar of Tejas Express