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Railways' New Tejas Express To Come With Wifi, LCDs, Food By Top Chefs

The luxury train service between Mumbai and Goa - Tejas Express - will have 20 coaches comprising executive class and chair cars.
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Tejas Express will operate at speeds of 130 kmph and more.
Tejas Express will operate at speeds of 130 kmph and more.
Indian Railways is set to launch a luxury train service called Tejas Express on the Mumbai-Goa route from June. Announced in the Rail Budget last year, the 20-coach Tejas Express will come fitted with automatic doors, LCD screens, onboard wifi, coffee vending machines and magazines, among other features. "Luxury Mumbai -Goa train to hit the tracks from June," Indian Railways - which is one of the world's largest employers - said on Twitter. Tejas will showcase the future of train travel in India, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has said.

Here are 10 things to know about the upcoming Tejas Express:

Tejas Express will operate at speeds of 130 kmph and more, according to the Rail Budget.

The train "will showcase the future of train travel in India", offering onboard services such as entertainment, local cuisine, WiFi etc. through one service provider for ensuring accountability and improved customer satisfaction, it had said.

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The luxury train service between Mumbai and Goa - Tejas Express - will have 20 coaches comprising executive class and chair cars.
 
Catering service will be part of Tejas fares like Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains.

Tejas trains will have an advanced fire alarm system, Indian Railways has said on Twitter.
 
Coaches will have automatic doors and secured gangways for all coaches, a first for the Indian Railways. Currently automatic doors are operational in Metro trains only. The Tejas Express will also serve  choicest cuisine curated by celebrity chefs.

Onboard facilities will include tea and coffee vending machines, magazines and snack tables, news agency Press Trust of India said citing a senior Railway Ministry official, adding that the LCD screens meant for entertainment purpose will also be used for disseminating passenger-related information and safety instructions.

Other features on Tejas coaches will include integrated braille displays, digital destination boards, and electronic passenger reservation charts. There will also be water level indicators in bio-vacuum toilets, sensorised taps and hand driers.

The train's interior colour scheme will match the exterior to give the passengers a feel of world class travel.

After the Mumbai-Goa route, the Tejas service is likely to be pressed on the Delhi-Chandigarh route.

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