Special Mumbai-Goa Tejas train all set for a luxurious ride on May 22

The newly designed coaches are capable of running at a speed of 200 km/h but due to constraints related to rail tracks, these coaches will run at a speed of 160 km/h.

Published: 19th May 2017 07:46 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th May 2017 07:46 PM   |  A+A-

An inside view of the Tejas train at the Safdarjung railway station in New Delhi on Friday ahead of its launch on May 22. (PTI)

NEW DELHI: From automatic entrance doors, call bell to touchless water taps and coffee vending machines, passengers on first Tejas Train scheduled to launch on May 22 between Mumbai-Goa are in for a joy ride.   

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Friday inspected the rake. Tejas Express is a semi-high speed train having modern onboard facilities, enhanced passenger comfort and showcases the future of Train travel in India. The coaches are manufactured at Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala.

The newly designed coaches are capable of running at a speed of 200 km/h but due to constraints related to rail tracks, these coaches will run at a speed of 160 km/h. Speed potential of 200 Kmph was achieved by providing steel brake disc, sintered pads, electro-pneumatic assist brake system.

The first rake consists of 19 coaches including sixteen non-executive and two executive chair cars besides one power coach. One Executive Coach will be turned into a Smart Coach at a later date having extra facilities as announced in the Budget 2016-17.

Features of Tejas Train:

Bio-vacuum toilets (less water consumption and hygienic)

Water level indicators

Touchless Water Taps, Soap dispenser

Marble finish Anti-graffiti coating

Hand dryers

New design Dust bin

Vinyl Wrapped specially designed exteriors

Automatic entrance plug type doors (provides better sound and heat insulation, can be controlled by Guard panel)

Secured gangways (reduce sound levels, dirt, sand, water ingress, increase passenger safety & Comfort, energy efficiency, elegant design)

Fire & smoke detection and suppression system

Fire suppression system in Power car

CCTV cameras for security

GPS based Passenger Information display System

Call bell integrated with berth reading light.

Digital Destination Boards

Integrated braille displays

E-Leather as improved upholstery

Redesigned backrest with higher height

Redesigned armrest

Leg support for Executive Chair Car with gas spring

Energy Efficient LED Lights

LED TV with Touch Control for each passenger (with recorded content, can be upgraded to Live TV)

Provided with USB charging facility


Tea and Coffee vending machines

Local cuisine

Celebrity Chef Menu


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