1st Time Ever, Rajdhani Express To Be Replaced With Tejas Express In This Route: Faster Trains, Less Time Travel
India is a democracy. Any change the government wants to bring in needs to pass through lots of Agniparikshas of red-tapism. Very seldom do we see political slogans and rhetoric getting materialize in reality. The verbiage of ‘New India’ has become so trite that it has lost its luster. And in that, if the country witnesses some changes happening on the ground, it surely deserves applause. And that is exactly is we feeling was when we heard the news of Tajas Express replacing Rajdhani Express on the Patna Delhi route.
Patna-New Delhi Tejas Express to replace Rajdhani from Sept 1
The country’s first semi-high-speed fully airconditioned train, Tejas express is likely to run between Patna and New Delhi from September 1. It will be replacing Rajdhani express LHB coaches. This will be the first time in the history of East Central Railway(ECR) that Tejas Express will be running on the path of Rajdhani Express.
Rajesh Kumar, Chief Public Relation Officer at ESR said, “The speed limit for express trains has been increased from 110 km/hr to 130 km/hr on Patna-Buxar- Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya Junction mainline route.” Because of this move, and Tejas taking over the place the total duration of the journey will be reduced by a marginal half an hour, at least.
Tejas rail coaches are completely indigenously designed and manufactured at the Kapurthala rail coach factory in Punjab.
A train loaded with special features
The train has been loaded with state-of-the-art features like automatic doors (without closing of them, the train will not move), Wi-Fi, CCTV, Tea and Coffee vending machines, LCD screens displaying information about each station, etc.
“Well experienced chefs will be there on the running train to serve delicious meals to passengers. Touchless water taps, soap dispensers, bio-vacuum toilets, hand drier machines, and infant-care seats in lavatories have been provided in the Tejas coaches are fitted with the facility of fire detection, and suppression system while side lower birth is single. The births have been provided with upgraded cushions and colorful roller blinds at each window,” the CPRO said.
The Tejas coaches also have retro-reflective tapes in the aisle area. Also, climbing to upper birth has never been easier as improved and convenient steps have been provided. At the same even after so many facilities, the railways have kept the prices at par with Rajdhani Express only