Ahmedabad: The Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express flagged off on Friday by Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani, becoming the second semi high-speed train to be run by Railway subsidiary IRCTC.
The regular commercial run of the train will begin on January 19 from Ahmedabad, the Railways said. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, who was to attend the flagging off ceremony, could not arrive here due to bad weather,
BJP MP Kirit Solanki said. “It is a matter of pride that this semi high-speed, second train Tejas Express has been flagged off between Ahmedabad and Mumbai. This will benefit both states,” Rupani said after flagging off the train.
“Work on the bullet train is also going on the Mumbai- Ahmedabad route,” he said.
Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express Timings:
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.
Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express Fare:
IRCTC will implement the dynamic fare scheme for Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express There will be a different series of fares for lean, busy and festive seasons. It will provide an advance reservation period of 60 days. If a passenger cancels tickets, an automatic full refund on confirmed or waitlisted e-tickets will be made.
Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express Food:
Food served on the train will include morning welcome tea, breakfast and combo lunch/snacks in Ahmedabad –Mumbai Tejas Express. Tea and coffee vending machines is included in the train and will be available for Public Service. In addition to packaged drinking water, each coach will have an RO water filter machine.
Payment on delay: IRCTC had decided to pay the travelers Mumbai-Ahmedabad Tejas Express if delayed on first. If the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Tejas Express delays for over an hour, passengers will get a compensation of ₹100. For a delay of two hours and more, the passengers will receive ₹250, IRCTC said. There is no facility of availing ‘tatkal’ ticket in the Tejas Express.
Free insurance: IRCTC is also offering free insurance of ₹25 lakh to all the passengers traveling in Mumbai-Ahmedabad Tejas Express. The insurance covers ₹1 lakh against any theft or robbery.