Tejas Express, the first private train of IRCTC running from Lucknow to New Delhi, was flagged off by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday. It is the first private train in the country to be fully operated by IRCTC. Passengers traveling from Tejas on Friday did not get entry from the cab-way but had to enter through the main gate of the station.
On this occasion, CM Yogi congratulated the first passengers to travel in Tejas. He said that "this is the first corporate train to see. I hope that more such steps will be taken so that other cities can be connected through this medium".
Tejas Express, the country's first corporate train, has facilities like passengers for passengers. The number of this special train is 00501. The train will travel through Kanpur and Ghaziabad to New Delhi while the train will start running regularly from October 6.
A complimentary lunch will be provided by IRCTC to the passengers making the first journey of the train. Also gifts will be given. Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav, IRCTC CMD MP Mal, General Manager of Northeast Railways Rajiv Aggarwal, CRM Ashwini Shrivastava of IRCTC were present in the inaugural program along with CM.
Station arrived earlier, cab-way will remain closed Due to the inauguration ceremony on Friday, passengers going from Charbagh at Lucknow Junction could not use the cab way. The cab way will remain closed till 12 noon. Passengers can enter through the main gate of the junction. Also, passengers coming from Alambagh can park on the platform in front of RPF Malgodam Outpost by way of cabway from Mawiya.
Benefits of tejas express :
-You can book tickets up to 5 minutes in advance
-25 lakh rupees will get free insurance passengers
-Trains will run for 6 days a week,
-will remain closed on Tuesday
-Reservation can be done 60 days before
-Train will reach Delhi from Lucknow in 6.15 hours
-50 chaircars and 5 executive class seats will be reserved for foreign tourists
These facilities will be available on the train:
-CCTV cameras equipped bogies -Smoke and fire detection system -Sensor based automatic doors -GPS based passenger information display system -Tea-Coffee Vending Machine -Free wifi
Catering: Lucknow to Delhi
-Passengers will be given tea and cookies at 6.30 am. -Passengers will get heavy breakfast at 8 am. -Passengers will get tea-coffee, juice and light snacks at 11 am.
According to IRCTC the 'Flexi Fare' scheme for the new Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express
from Lucknow to New Delhi will be Rs. 1,125 for AC chair car and Rs.2,310 for executive chair car. The ticket price of New Delhi to Lucknow will be Rs. 1,280 for AC chair car and Rs. 2,450 executive chair car.