One of a kind luxury train, Tejas Express, covering a run between Mumbai and Goa has been in news for number of reasons. One of the initial reasons was its ‘A’ class facilities followed by the recent horrendous behaviour by passengers on its first run. The recent news about Tejas covered how passengers stole the headphones, broke the touch screens, littered the train and much more. Click here to read more about the incident.
Although even after this incident, Tejas Express and Railway Ministry did not back off. On Sunday, getting its groove back, Tejas pleasantly surprised everyone. After leaving Goa’s Karmali station with a delay of 3 hours, it reached Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, one minute before arrival time.
It left Goa at 10.30 in the morning, travelled 750 kms and reached Mumbai at 7.44 in the evening. Impressive, isn’t it? Tejas can run at a maximum speed of 200 km/h and the run between Mumbai to Goa should take around 12-15 hours. But on Sunday, it reached in close to 9 hours.
According to chief spokesperson of Konkan Railway, LK Verma, the reason for the delay was an empty coach that arrived from Mumbai 3 hours late. He also added, “the changed timetable led to the delay. This train is always on time otherwise.”
The train’s glorious electro-pneumatic braking systems helped to make up for all the lost time.