Do we deserve hi-fi trains? Maiden run of Tejas says it all

The maiden run of the Tejas train that the government proudly called an “aeroplane moving on the ground” has left the authorities visibly upset.

Published: 26th May 2017 04:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th May 2017 04:38 AM   |  A+A-

An inside view of the Tejas | PTI

By Express News Service

MUMBAI: The maiden run of the Tejas train that the government proudly called an “aeroplane moving on the ground” has left the authorities visibly upset. The staff have reported that several headphones were stolen by passengers during the first journey of the train from Mumbai to Goa. Few LED screens had scratch marks on them. 

So many headphones were stolen that several passengers on the return journey did not get the service. “Many of us did not get any headphones. The coaches were also not properly cleaned,” TV reports showed an elderly passenger complaining.

Tejas boasts of amenities such as LED screens attached to seats, Wi-Fi, CCTV cameras, and tea/coffee vending machines. Capable of running at 200 kmph, the train covers the 552-km Mumbai-Goa journey within nine hours.

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