15 Facts About India’s First Semi High Speed Tejas Express

Tejas Express train of Indian Railways is a premium train with idea of future train travel in India. The coaches are manufactured at Kapurthala Rail Coach Factory and equipped with all the modern aircraft like facility.

Tejas Express is India’s first semi high speed full AC train by Indian Railways.

Tejas Express flagged off on 24 May 2017 from Mumbai CST to Karmali Goa.

Tejas Express covered 551.7 kms in 8 hours and 30 minutes.

Tejas Express fares will be 20 to 30% more than Shatabdi fares.

Tejas Express was the most awaited promises of Railway Budget 2016.

Tejas means Sharp and Brilliance in Indian Languages.

There are three routes have been planned for Tejas Express.

  • Mumbai CST – Karmali Tejas Express
  • New Delhi – Chandigarh Tejas Express
  • Lucknow Junction – Anand Vihar Terminal Tejas Express


Tejas Express has also been proposed for Surat to Mumbai route.

Tejas Express get the highest priority on the Indian railway network.

Tejas Express is among the fastest trains in India.

  • Gatimaan Express
  • Rajdhani Express
  • Shatabdi Express
  • Duronto Express
  • Tejas Express


Tejas Express run at an average speed of 130 km/h (81 mph) and can touch 180 km/h.

Tejas Express is packed with all the luxurious aircraft like feature.

Tejas Express each seat has an attendant call button facility.

Tejas Express Executive Chair seats has 9-inch LCD screens with USB charger.

Tejas Express has modern facilities on-board like LED TV, CCTV cameras and tea/coffee vending machine.

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