Meanwhile the Tejas Express on the Mumbai-Goa line has gained immense popularity.
Mumbai: The Western Railway (WR) will introduce an additional Tejas Express train service between Mumbai and Ahmedabad from September. This comes after the success of the new train on the Goa-Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) route.
Officials have said that at least two of the three Tejas Expresses to be run are being constructed in the Kapurthala factory, which constructed the currently running Tejas between CST and Goa along with Indian Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai.
Officials said that sources from Railway Board are keen on running the trains on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad section by September and have been pushing for the same.
Sunil Kapoor, who was involved in the construction of Tejas Express at Kapurthala said that the train is likely to be build by September. He said, “If the facilities that go inside the train like closed-circuit television cameras or any other accessories are given to us on time, we will then be able to complete the train’s construction and release it to the railways by September.” He further added that the train’s other version is being constructed at the ICF.
Meanwhile the Tejas on the Mumbai-Goa line has gained immense popularity and is already overbooked for this approaching Ganesh Chaturthi this monsoon. Officials said that if run, the train would be a big success on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route, which is known for its business relations.
The train of thought
The Railway timetable that was released late in 2016 included 3 Tejas Express train services: New Delhi-Chandigarh Tejas Express, Mumbai-Karmali Tejas Express and the Anand Vihar–Lucknow Tejas Express. With the introduction of the Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express, the grand total has risen to four.