Pay more to travel in Tejas trains between Lucknow-Delhi

Combo photo of Indian Railways newly constructed Tejas train.

New Delhi: Attention to all Indian Railways passengers, those who wanted to have experience of travelling in luxury Tejas trains they will have to pay up-to 20 or 30 percent more fares then that of premier Shatabdi Express as the train will have commercial airlines-like services and will serve between Lucknow and Delhi.

Tejas trains which will have commercial airlines-like services like calling bell buttons to summon coach attendants and LCD screens on ergonomically designed seats.

Besides choicest cuisine and wi-fi facility, there will be toilet engagement boards on the train whose interior colour scheme will match the exterior to give Tejas passengers the feel of world class travel.

Senior Railways Ministry official said, Tejas train will be equipped with many modern facilities some of which are the first for the Indian Railway.

Tejas trains are likely to be introduced on Delhi-Lucknow route for day-long journey. These trains will have executive class and chair cars.

The exterior of the coaches will have a rising sun motif against golden background.

Besides the improved aesthetics, Tejas coaches will be equipped with 22 new features including entertainment LCD screens for each passenger along with headphone socket. LCD screens will also be used for disseminating passenger-related information and safety instructions.

There will be water level indicators in bio-vaccuum toilets, sensorised taps and hand driers. Tejas coaches will also have integrated braille displays, besides tea, coffee and cold drink vending machines, magazines and snack tables, the official said.

Tejas coaches, being readied at Rail Coach Factory at Kapurthala, will be equipped with CCTVs, fire and smoke detection and suppression system.