Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express Flagged off

Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express Flagged off

Indian Railway's first privately operated train, Tejas Express started its maiden journey today. It was given the green flag from Ahmedabad's Kalupur Railway Station by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupan. He also said that Gujrat is the first state in the Western region to get a private train and it will streghten the ties between the two states. 

The commercial run for the train will start from January 19.

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Even 10 days prior to the first commerical journey, 70 per cent of its tickets i.e. 501 seats out of 736 have already been booked. The majority of booking are from Ahmedabad as its an early morning train. The ticket fare for an executive coach ticket is ₹2,537, while an air-conditioned chair coach seat is available for ₹1,347. 

The first Tejas Express is currently operating on the Delhi-Lucknow route. Notably, the passengers on Central line will be receiving the comfort of air-conditioned local trains as the first AC local train service will be operational between Thane and Panvel and Panvel and Vashi railway stations on the trans-Harbour section by the end of January 2020.

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