Introduction of more Tejas Express Trains
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
QUESTION NO 123
ANSWERED ON 15.12.2017
Introduction of more Tejas Express trains
123 Shri Ranjib Biswal
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state :-
(a) whether, as proposed, Railways have introduced two more Tejas Express trains, one from New Delhi to Amritsar and the other from Lucknow to Anand Vihar, if so, the details thereof;
(b) if not, the reasons therefor and the time by which the above trains are likely to be put into service;
(c) whether Railways are considering any proposal to run some more Tejas Express trains, particularly to Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha; and
(d) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)
(a) & (b): It has been decided to introduce 22425/22426 New Delhi-Chandigarh Tejas Express (6 days a week) and 12585/12586 Lucknow-Anand Vihar(T) Tejas Express (6 days a week). Both the trains will be introduced, inter-alia, upon availability of rolling stock and necessary sanction of Commissioner of Railway Safety.
(c) & (d): At present, there is no proposal for introduction of new Tejas Express, including that from Bhubaneswar, due to operational and resource constraints. However, introduction of new trains including Tejas Express is an ongoing process subject to availability of resources, traffic justification and operational feasibility.