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India’s first private train, Tejas Express: Know about its features

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath flagged off Tejas express from Charbagh railway station in Lucknow on Friday.

It will be the first train of Indian Railways that will be entirely run by IRCTC.

The train will complete the journey from Lucknow to Delhi in 6 hours 10 minutes. In a first, passengers will be compensated if the train gets delayed.

A high-quality meal will be served to the passengers on the Lucknow-New Delhi Tejas express.

Passengers traveling on this train can only book tickets from the IRCTC website and Railways app.

The train will complete the journey from Lucknow to Delhi in 6 hours 10 minutes. In a first, passengers will be compensated if the train gets delayed.

If the Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express delays for over an hour, passengers will get a compensation of ₹100. For delay of two hours and more, the passengers will receive ₹250, IRCTC said.

All passengers travelling by Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express will be provided free insurance of up to ₹25 lakh by IRCTC.

Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express will have an advance reservation period of 60 days. There will be no facility of ‘tatkal’ ticket in the Tejas Express.

Starting from October 5, Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express will run six days a week, except on Tuesday. The Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express will begin its journey from Lucknow at 6.10 am and reach Delhi at 12.25 pm. On its return journey, the train will leave New Delhi at 4.30 pm and will reach Lucknow at 10.45 pm.

Children of age 5 years and above will be charged the full fare. No concessions, privileges or duty passes will be allowed on these trains.

The focus of Railways is to provide the best facilities to the passengers and our government is fulfilling the commitment.”

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