Tejas train
Tejas Express trainTwitter/ Ministry of Railways

Have you ever thought of travelling in an Indian Railways train without haggling with the tea vendor for not pouring enough milk in your beverage or reading your favourite novel at night without getting into heated arguments with passengers who switch off lights early? Tejas Express, which is scheduled to be launched on May 22 between Mumbai and Goa, will not only have hot beverage vending machines and berth reading light integrated with calls bells, but many more facilities.

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Developed by Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala, the first rake was on display in Delhi on Friday, May 19, and was inspected by Union Railways Minister.

The first rake comprises 19 coaches including sixteen non-executive and two executive chair cars besides one power coach. The newly-designed coaches are capable of running at a speed of 200 km/h, but due to constraints related to rail tracks these coaches will run at a speed of 160 km/h. The 200 km/hr speed can be achieved providing steel brake disc, sintered pads and electro-pneumatic assist brake system.

Here are all the facilities offered by Tejas Express:

  • Bio-vacuum toilets (less water consumption and hygienic), water level indicators, touchless water taps, soap dispenser, marble finish anti-graffiti coating, hand dryers
  • Vinyl-wrapped specially designed exteriors
  • Automatic entrance plug type doors (provides better sound and heat insulation, can be controlled by guard panel)
  • Secured gangways (reduce sound levels, dirt, sand, water ingress, increase passenger safety and comfort, energy efficiency, elegant design)
  • Fire and smoke detection and suppression system and fire suppression system in power car
  • CCTV cameras for security
  • Digital destination boards along with integrated braille displays
  • E-leather as improved upholstery, redesigned backrest with higher height, redesigned armrest and leg support for executive chair car with gas spring
Interior of the Tejas Express
Interior of the Tejas ExpressTwitter/ Ministry of Railways
  • LED TV with touch control for each passenger (with recorded content, can be upgraded to Live TV) and magazines
  • Local cuisines and celebrity chef menu