MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): After the successful private operation of Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express, The second Tejas Express train to be operated by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will start running between Mumbai-Ahmedabad from January 19, 2020.
Mumbai-Ahmedabad Tejas Express will introduce the all-new air-conditioned train with modern facilities and features between Ahmedabad and Mumbai Central from January 19 after its inaugural run on January 17 said Western Railway.
On its inaugural journey, the train will depart from Ahmedabad at 9.30 am and reach Mumbai Central at 4 pm. Similarly, on its return journey, the train will depart from Mumbai Central at 5.15 pm and arrive in Ahmedabad at 11.30 pm. The Tejas Express will run six days a week, except Thursday.
As per the schedule, the train will leave Ahmedabad at 6.40 am and reach Mumbai Central railway station at 1.10 pm, covering the entire distance of 533 km in 6 hours and 30 minutes.
It will only have six halts — Nadiad, Vadodara, Bharuch, Surat, Vapi and Borivali stations. In October, the IRCTC started the first Tejas Express train between Lucknow and New Delhi. Tejas, which is India’s first private train run by IRCTC, has an executive class air-conditioned chair car with 56 and nine air-conditioned chair car coaches with a capacity of 78 passengers each. IRCTC is also contemplating the sale of merchandise goods on board to its passengers on these trains.