IRCTC to compensate if Tejas Express on Lucknow to New Delhi route gets delay

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New Delhi , Oct 01 : IRCTC has taken a big decision regarding Tejas Express which starts between Lucknow to Delhi. Along with insurance, a provision has been made to provide compensation for the delay of the train to attract railway passengers. If there will be a delay of 1 hour, then the passenger will be given a compensation of Rs 100. If there will a delay of more than 2 hours, then Rs 250 will be given to each passenger.

The Tejas Express is the first train operated by a private company. The Railway Board is considering running such trains on other routes as well. The Tejas train is supervised by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). Premium services and facilities will be provided to the passengers in Tejas.

This train will board from New Delhi at 3.35 pm and reach Lucknow on the same day at 10.05 pm. This train will run six days in a week. 82502/82501 Tejas Express will run between New Delhi and Lucknow six days a week except Tuesday. This train starts on October 4.

The train will have facilities like aircraft for personal LCD entertainment-cum-information screen, on board Wi-Fi service, comfortable seats, mobile charging, personal reading lights, modular bio-toilet and sensor tape fittings.

53 trains including Swarn Shatabdi are currently operating on the Lucknow-Delhi route . However, there is no service to the capital in the state capital Lucknow. Tejas Express running from Ahmedabad to Mumbai can be started soon after Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express. A total of 758 passengers will be able to travel on Tejas Express. The train will have an executive class air-conditioned chair car, with 56 seats and 9 air-conditioned chair cars with 78 seats each.