The hi-tech Tejas Express will soon run on new route of Delhi-Chandigarh which will cut down travel time significantly. The total travel time between two cities will reduce to four hours, once Tejas Express gets operational.
The Tejas coaches are designed to run at a record-high speed of 200 kmph. The Mumbai-Goa Tejas, flagged off in May, runs at an average speed of 130 kmph because the tracks don’t support higher speeds. But the Delhi-Chandigarh trains are expected to reach high speeds of 160 kmph.
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Two new rakes of the trains are presently under construction and will be ready consequently by September and November this year.
The new Tejas trains are likely to have the same hi-tech amenities as the Mumbai-Goa train such as –
- Celebrity-curated menus
- Call bells
- Wi-Fi connection
- Ergonomic seats
- GPS-based Passenger Information Display System,
- Beverage vending machines, and so on
Additionally, unlike any other trains, the fully-air conditioned Tejas includes CCTV cameras and smoke-and-fire detection system.
In a first, Tejas Express will feature facilities such as LCD screens for infotainment (for each seat) and automatic plug doors resembling those of airplanes and controlled by guards as part of ‘SMART’ coaches plan undertaken in the budget.