New Tejas Train to be operated between Chennai and Madurai

New Tejas Train to be operated between Chennai and Madurai

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Date of Post: 03 Dec, 2018

The second new Tejas train will be operated between Chennai and Madurai, a senior official said. The coaches of this fully air-conditioned train equipped with modern entertainment system, modular toilets, smart windows, GPS-based passenger information system among other features had been produced at the Integral Coach Factory, Chennai.

More Information:

  • The official said,”This is the first time that we have manufactured an ultra-modern train for Tamil Nadu.”
  • Since last year, the first Tejas train is being operated between Mumbai and Goa.
  • The official said that the second train was initially earmarked for the Northern Railway, but had now been alloted to the Southern Railway.
  • It would be operated in the Chennai-Madurai route and the date of launch of the new service and the schedule would be announced later by the Southern Railway, he said.
  • It would have 23 chair car and executive class coaches, which are fitted with-
    1. LED lights
    2. Fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) interior panels
    3. Luxurious seats
    4. Modular toilets
    5. Smart windows with motor-operated venetian blinds
    6. Automatic doors in the passenger area
    7. Sliding coach doors

  • The official said that the normal chair car has 78 seats, while the executive class 56 seats.
  • This is the second premier train to be rolled out from the ICF since last month after the Train 18, billed as the country’s first locomotive-less train.

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Deepak Kumar is a part of the content team of Rail Analysis India as a writer and analyst .
His focus is on new initiatives on the Railway Sector of India .
Please reach us at editor@railanalysis.com for more information .


 

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