Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today flagged off country's second Tejas Express from Ahmedabad. The train will run in Ahmedabad to Mumbai route six days a week except Thursday. The commercial run of the newly launched Mumbai-Ahmedabad Tejas Express will start from Saturday, the railways said.
The booking for Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) run Mumbai-Ahmedabad Tejas Express has started. Passengers can book their tickets exclusively on IRCTC website www.irctc.co.in and its mobile app 'Irctc Rail Connect'. There will be no booking at railway reservation counters, said IRCTC in a press release.
Timings: With a capacity of carrying more than 700 passengers, the new Mumbai-Ahmedabad Tejas Express has two AC executive class chair cars and eight AC chair cars.
Ahmedabad to Mumbai Tejas Express will depart from Ahmedabad at 6.40 am and reach Mumbai Central at 1.10 pm. On its return journey, Mumbai to Ahmedabad Tejas Express will depart from Mumbai Central at 3.40 pm and arrive in Ahmedabad at 9.55 pm. The train will halt at Nadiad, Vadodara, Bharuch, Surat, Vapi and Borivali stations in both directions.
Fare: IRCTC will follow dynamic fare scheme for Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express There will be a different series of fares for lean, busy and festive seasons. There will be an advance reservation period of 60 days. If passenger cancels tickets, automatic full refund on confirmed or waitlisted e-tickets will be made.
Food: High quality food and beverages will be served on-board service staff in Ahmedabad-Mumbai Central Tejas Express. Passengers will be served morning welcome tea, breakfast and combo lunch/snacks in Ahmedabad –Mumbai Tejas Express. Tea and coffee vending machines will be available in the train. In addition to packaged drinking water, each coach will have a RO water filter machine.
Payment on delay: In a first, IRCTC decided to pay the travellers Mumbai-Ahmedabad Tejas Express is delayed. If the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Tejas Express delays for over an hour, passengers will get a compensation of ₹100. For delay of two hours and more, the passengers will receive ₹250, IRCTC said. There will be no facility of 'tatkal' ticket in the Tejas Express.
Free insurance: For the first time, IRCTC is offering a free insurance of ₹25 lakh to all the passengers travelling in Mumbai-Ahmedabad Tejas Express. The insurance cover includes ₹1 lakh insurance against theft or robbery during the travel.