Mumbai: The Western Railway will introduce an additional Tejas Express train service between Mumbai – Ahmedabad from September. This comes after the success of the new train on the Goa to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) route.
At least 2 of the 3 Tejas Expresses to be run are being constructed in the Kapurthala factory, which constructed the currently running Tejas between CST – Goa along with the Indian Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai, officials said.
* Sources from Railway Board are keen on running the trains on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad section by September and have been pushing for the same, officials said.
* The train is likely to be build by September, said Sunil Kapoor, who was involved in the construction of Tejas Express at Kapurthala.
* “If the facilities that go inside the train like closed-circuit television cameras or any other accessories are given to us on time, we will then be able to complete the train’s construction and release it to the railways by September,” he said.
* The train’s other version is being constructed at the ICF, he further said.
* If run, the train would be a big success on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route, which is known for its business relations, officials said.
* The Railway timetable that was released in 2016 included Three Tejas Express train services – New Delhi-Chandigarh Tejas Express, Mumbai-Karmali Tejas Express & the Anand Vihar–Lucknow Tejas Express.
* The grand total has risen to 4, with the introduction of the Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express.