Ministry of Railways, in order to further professionalize the services, have entrusted IRCTC, to operate two premium passenger trains for the general public using the air-conditioned chair car rakes of Tejas trains. These two trains will ply on Lucknow – Delhi – Lucknow and Ahmedabad – Mumbai- Ahmedabad routes for 6 days in a week and will primarily cater to the business travelers traveling frequently between these cities, besides catering to tourists. Trains would be equipped with all modern onboard facilities for ensuring a high level of comfort to the passengers.
The first train will be operated in Lucknow – New Delhi – Lucknow sector having a total journey time of 6 hours and 15 minutes. This train will have one Executive class air-conditioned chair car having 56 seats and nine air-conditioned chair cars having a capacity of 78 seats each. The total carrying capacity of the train will be 758 passengers. The train will start its journey in the morning at 06:10 hours and will reach New Delhi at 12:25 hours having scheduled commercial halts at Kanpur Central and Ghaziabad.
Another train on Tejas rake will run on Ahmedabad – Mumbai – Ahmedabad route a little later. This train will leave Ahmedabad at 06:40 hours and will reach Mumbai at 13:15 hrs. In the return direction, the train will leave Mumbai at 15:40 hrs and reach Ahmedabad at 22:25 hrs. This train will also run 6 days a week, except Thursday.
According to a press release, the booking will be available exclusively on the IRCTC website and its mobile app “Irctc Rail Connect”. There will be no booking at railway reservation counters. However, passengers can get their tickets booked through IRCTC authorised agents. Train will also be available for booking through IRCTC’ online travel portal partners like Paytm, Ixigo, PhonePe, MakeMy Trip, Google, Ibibo, Railyatri etc.
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