Indian Railways to introduce premier Tejas Express

The new train will have on-board Wi-Fi, celebrity chefs and automatic doors.

The Indian Railways will unveil a new premier train, called the Tejas Express, between Mumbai and Goa in June, PTI reported on Sunday. The new train will have state-of-the-art facilities, including on-board Wi-Fi, celebrity chefs and automatic doors. The 20-coach train will also have secured gangways for all coaches, a first for the Indian Railways.

After its debut on the Mumbai-Goa route, the Tejas Express is expected to be introduced on the Delhi-Chandigarh section. The train will have tea and coffee vending machines, magazines and snack tables, a senior Railway Ministry official told the news agency. There will also be water-level indicators in bio-vacuum toilets, sensorised taps, and hand driers.

The train’s interior colour scheme will match the exterior, and passengers will also be able to fulfil their entertainment needs through LCD screens. These screens will disseminate passenger-related information and safety instructions as well.

Tejas coaches will also have integrated braille displays, digital destination boards, and electronic passenger reservation charts. Catering service will be part of the ticket fare like in the Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains.