Tejas Express, one of the most awaited promises of Railway Budget 2016, is all set to start plying on the Surat to Mumbai route in the next financial year. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, on a recent visit to Surat, announced that Tejas Express will start running between the two cities soon. Tejas Express, which is currently being manufactured, has been envisioned as a luxury train service. The train will run at a maximum speed of 130kmph, and will boast of multiple features aimed at enhancing passenger comfort during short journeys.
The Railway timetable that was released late in 2016 included 3 Tejas Express; New Delhi-Chandigarh Tejas Express, Mumbai-Karmali Tejas Express and Anand Vihar–Lucknow Tejas Express. Now, with the new Surat-Mumbai Tejas Express, a fourth route has been added.
The train is said to be equipped with modern on board facilities like Wi-Fi and curated cuisine.
The fare of the train is expected to be be 20% to 30% more than that of Shatabdi fares.
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