Mumbai: Ahmedabad Tejas Express, the city’s first privately operated train has come up with an exciting idea for their passengers. The Mumbai-Ahmedabad Tejas Express will have a coach fully dedicated for movie watching. The Western Railway of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation also known as IRCTC is working on an idea of turning one coach into a theatre with comfortable seats or recliner seats. The size of the screen is yet to be disclosed and will remain a surprise for now.
As a part of the government’s new innovative ideas, the Ministry of Railways has allowed private organizations to operate certain trains such as the Tejas Express.
Reports also suggest that the Western Railways are in talks with multiplex chains to work on a new and unique experience for their passengers. The railway is also planning to provide the facility of collecting and delivering luggage for an extra cost. Meanwhile, they are also working on an idea to provide facilities such as hotel bookings, cab hiring and wheelchairs for physically challenged passengers of the Tejas Express.
The train will reportedly be launched later this year and will run 6 days a week. The train will depart at 6:40 am from Ahmedabad and will reach Mumbai Central at 1:10 pm. It will then depart from Mumbai at 6:40 pm.
Notably, no concessions, duty passes or privileges will be allowed on the Tejas Express. Children above the age of 5 will be charged full rate. The facility of the tatkal quota will not be available for this train. IRCTC will also charge a cancellation fee for waitlisted tickets.