Prabhu promised Rs 40,000 crore for city projects to develop and strengthen the rail network, provide more facilities and ensure speedy transit.
“For those heading to Konkan or Goa, a superfast Tejas train will soon ensure you reach your destination in the fastest possible time,” he said while speaking at a function to flag off a new train from Bandra terminus to Gorakhpur.
Tejas, the new superfast train faster than Rajdhani Express, will offer services such as entertainment, local cuisine and Wi-Fi. It will have TV screens on the back of each seat.
The Humsafar train, starts from Mumbai, will have 16 AC III-tier coaches and two power cars. It could run inter-city overnight journeys and has been targeted at middle-class passengers.
The train will have CCTV, global positioning system (GPS)-based passenger information, mobile and laptop charging points, integrated Braille display for the visually impaired, a smoke detection and suppression system and a high-quality exterior and interior design, Times of India reported.