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News Entry# 381044
Apr 23 (14:38) New Delhi - Amritsar Weekly Shatabdi Express will be replaced by Tejas (
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Tejas Express between New Delhi and Chandigarh, after the announcement of 2 years, will run between New Delhi - Amritsar. The weekly Shatabdi Express will be replaced by Tejas. New Rake already reached New Delhi Railway Station. On April 25, Tejas's first trial will start. The premium luxury train Tejas Express
have facilities like aeroplane. The railway is going to change the old rake of train number 12031/12032 weekly Shatabdi running between Amritsar - New Delhi.
This train is running between New Delhi and Amritsar on every Thursday. Train number 12031 departing from
New Delhi at 7:20 in the morning and arrive Ambala Cantonment at around 10:00 am and Amritsar at 1:45 pm. In return, the train number 12032 Amritsar - New Delhi Shatabdi depart from Amritsar station at 4:50 pm and reach Ambala Cantonment at 8:30 pm and the destination New Delhi railway station at around 11:00 pm. As New Delhi Division of Northern Railways gets order from the Railway Board, the Tejas rake is ready.
In 2016, former Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu had announced Tejas to run between Chandigarh - New Delhi route. For this, the Tejas was to run 6 days except on Wednesday, in the winter schedule applicable from 1 November 2017. As per earlier schedule Tejas to reach Chandigarh at 12:40 in the morning and at 9:40 am to depart from New Delhi. The train depart from Chandigarh at 2:35 pm and reach New Delhi at 5:30 pm.
The Tejas Express is India’s first semi-high speed fully air-conditioned train Introduced by Indian Railways. It features modern onboard facilities with automatic doors. Tejas means "sharp "lustre" and "brilliance" in many Indian languages. These trains are among the fastest trains in India along with Rajdhani Express, Gatimaan Express, Shatabdi Express, Vande Bharat Express and Duronto Express and get the highest priority in the Indian Railways network after Vande Bharat Express.
The first coaches were manufactured at Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala in Punjab.The coaches of second Tejas express of India, which runs between Chennai Egmore and Madurai, were manufactured at Integral Coach Factory, Chennai and third rake also manufactured by Integral Coach Factory. The train is designed to run at a maximum speed of 200 km/h (120 mph) but the maximum operating speed allowed is 130 km/h (80 mph) due to track and safety constraints. Presently, the train runs at an average speed of 65 km/h (40 mph). Coaches have bio-vacuum toilets, water level indicators, tap sensors, hand dryers, integrated braille displays, LED TV for each passenger with phone sockets, local cuisine, celebrity chef menu, WiFi, tea & coffee vending machines, magazines, snack tables, CCTV cameras, fire & smoke detection and suppression system. The fares will be 20% to 30% more than Shatabdi fares. The Tejas Express has redesigned seats with eco-leather. Toilets are equipped with soap dispensers, touch-less water taps, odour control systems and occupancy indicators. Doors are centrally controlled.
The inaugural run of first Tejas Express was on 24 May 2017 from Mumbai CST to Karmali, Goa. It covered 552 km in 8 hours and 30 minutes. On 2 March 2019, second Tejas Express of the country was flagged off between Chennai Egmore and Madurai by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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