Tejas Express, Indian Railways' first private-run train, rolled out today. The IRCTC-run Tejas Express will run from Lucknow to Delhi, to begin with. The train is set to take Indian Railways - which has gloriously set itself as the lifeline of India - to the next level of comfort and speed.
Indiatvnews.com brings to you 10 interesting facts about the Tejas Express:
IRCTC Tejas Express Delhi-Lucknow: 10 reasons you would love it
- All passengers of the Tejas Express will be provided free insurance of up to Rs 10 lakh by the IRCTC.
- For its passengers of the Delhi-Lucknow trains, IRCTC will provide hotel bookings, taxi services and baggage pick-and-drop facilities.
- The facility of using retiring rooms at the Lucknow Junction Station will also be provided to the passengers.
- Meals will be served by the on-board service staff. Tea and coffee vending machines will be available on the train.
- Water will be provided on demand through RO machines for passengers.
- The IRCTC is also contemplating the sale of merchandise goods on board the train.
- IRCTC plans to replace the fewer toilets in the train with more sanitation and hygiene. The toilets will resemble airport-style.
- IRCTC’s Tejas Express contains all the modern facilities with the state-of-art interior, Personalised reading lights, AC coaches, mobile charging points, CCTV cameras, bio-toilets, LED TV, automatic doors and many more.
- If Tejas Express is late by over an hour, then the passenger will get a refund of Rs 100 and if the train is delayed by over two hours, then Rs 250 will be refunded.
- There will be no ticket checking on-board by the Indian Railways or by any other ticket checking staff. Entry will be permitted only through e-ticket, m-ticket or paper issued by the IRCTC.