Mumbai– Passengers travelling the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Tejas Express are in for a treat. The city’s first privately operated train will have a coach dedicated to watching movies. The Western Railway of the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation also known as IRCTC is working on turning one coach into a theatre with comfortable seats or recliners. They have kept the size of the screen a suspense.
As a part of government’s new initiative, the ministry of railways has allowed private organisations to operate certain trains including the Tejas Express.
Reports suggest that the Western Railways are in talks with many multiplexes to find a way to provide a unique experience to passengers travelling on the train. The railway is also planning to provide the facility of collecting and delivering luggage at an additional extra cost.
Meanwhile, they are also working on providing facilities such as hotel bookings, cabs hiring and wheelchairs for the physically challenged who travel on the Tejas Express.
The train is expected to be launched later this year and will run 6 days a week. The train will depart at 6.40 am in the morning from Ahmedabad and will reach Mumbai Central at 1.10 pm. From Mumbai it will depart at 6.40 pm in the evening.
No concessions, duty passes or privileges will be allowed in the Tejas Express. Children above the age of 5 will be charged full. There will be no facility for tatkal quota. IRCTC will also charge cancellation fees for the waitlisted tickets.