Tejas Express : Mumbai-Goa Flagged Off On April First Week
Mumbai-Goa business-class train could be ready by April
Railway minister Suresh Prabhu has said that the Tejas train will be flagged off in the first week of April. Tejas is targeted at the business traveller, who is willing to pay more for better service and more comfort. The Tejas will run on routes such as Mumbai-Goa, Mumbai-Ahmedabad, Delhi-Chandigarh and Nagpur-Secunderabad, among others. According to sources, the Mumbai-Goa train could be the first ever Tejas trains.
Prabhu was in the city yesterday to flag of the bi-weekly LTT-Tatanagar Antyodaya Express (bi-weekly), and also inaugurated the Central Railways new mechanised laundry at LTT. “There were several complaints about the cleanliness of bed linen earlier, but with the introduction of mechanised laundries these complaints have reduced to a large extent,” said Prabhu.
He also flagged off an indigenous suburban train, which journeyed from Dadar to Borivali and Borivali to Churchgate. The indigenous suburban train is a Make in India initiative, and will be put into service from today.
Prabhu also flagged off the daily Miraj-Solapur Express via video link, and announced the introduction of the weekly LTT-Lucknow AC Superfast Express from April 8. Prabhu also said that the Railways is working on generating 1000MW of power through solar plants in the next five years. A solar power system was installed yesterday at Churchgate station. The 100KW plant can generate 1.5 units of energy annually.
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