New Delhi, May 19: India’s superfast train Tejas Express will make its maiden journey on May 22 from Mumbai to Goa. Painted in yellow and orange colours, the train number 22119 can be spotted from a distance and has the capacity to run at the speed of 200 kms per hour.
Reclining chairs, infotainment, Wi-Fi to automatic doors, bio-vacuum toilets, on board hostess and stewards are some of the features of the superfast train to give a passenger a memorable experience. The 19-coach train, from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai to Karmali in North Goa, was designed and manufactured at the Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala. (Also read: Tejas Express, India’s fastest train, to rollout on Mumbai-Goa route on May 22)
Here are the top features of Tejas Express:
Bio-vacuum toilets: The Railways has been maintaining a high level of cleanliness in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. The toilets have a marble finish with anti-graffiti coating and are provided with touchless water taps and soap dispensers.
Automatic entrance plug type doors: For the first time in Indian Railways, the technology has been used. The doors will be controlled by guard panel and the train will not begin the journey until all the doors are closed. The material for the same is supplied by Knorr Bremse.
Fire and smoke detection and suppression system: Every coach has fire and smoke detection system with the fire suppression system in power car. On the entrance of every coach, a fire extinguisher is also available.
CCTV cameras: For tight security and to keep a strict vigil, every coach has six CCTV cameras — two in the passenger area and two at each door. The camera has a resolution of 1.3 Mps with day-night vision capability.
Infotainment: For infotainment purpose, LCD screens are being put on every seat which can be upgraded for Live TV. There is a GPS based Passenger Information (PIS) display system to track the route of the train. It is also provided with USB charging facility.
Call bell integrated with berth reading light: After a successful stint of Gatimaan Express, Tejas will also have hostess and stewards on board. Call bells have been installed on every seat to call them. Even reading lights are also put up on every seat.
Comfortable seats: Tejas Express seats adorn soothing blue and yellow colours. The executive coach has 56 seats whereas non-executive coach has 78 seats made by e-leather. The seats in the executive coach are like those in the flight with re-designed back rest. There is a leg support for executive chair car with gas spring. The seats are supplied by M/s Sutlej in Jalandhar.
Celebrity chef menu: Renowned chef Sanjeev Kapoor will decide the menu of the train. Even local cuisine will be served on board Tejas Express. The train will have tea and coffee vending machines as well.
With so many features on board, the train is likely to cost more than Shatabdi and Rajdhani Express. The fare has not been finalised yet.