Tejas Express reaches Mumbai ahead of schedule despite three-hour delay in Goa. Here is how

Capable of reaching speeds up to 200 kmph, Tejas ideally takes around eight-and-a-half hours between Mumbai and Goa.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 12, 2017 2:50 pm
Tejas Express, Tejas Express pnr, Tejas Express schedule, Tejas Express timetable, Capable of reaching speeds up to 200 kmph, Tejas ideally takes around eight-and-a-half hours between Mumbai and Goa. (file photo)

On Sunday, the state-of-the-art Tejas Express arrived a minute ahead of schedule despite facing a three-hour delay in Goa. The luxury train was delayed on the account of an empty coach from Mumbai pulling in late into the Karmali station in Goa, the Hindustan Times reported. “The changed timetable led to the delay. This train is always on time otherwise,” LK Verma, chief spokesperson of Konkan Railway, told the newspaper.

The Indian Railways introduced a monsoon timetable as a precaution against inclement weather. Capable of reaching speeds of up to 200 kmph, Tejas ideally takes around eight-and-a-half hours between Mumbai and Goa. The new timetable meant the train will now take anywhere between 12 to 15 hours.

To make up for the three-hour delay, Tejas touched 153 kmph at one point in its journey. The report added that the train travelled at 153 kmph between Karmali and Kudal, at 137 kmph between Kudal and Ratnagiri and 125 kmph between Ratnagri and Panvel.

Tejas is quipped with  several high-end features such as WiFi connectivity, touch screens, vacuum bio toilets and automatic doors.

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    kamal singh rawat
    Jun 12, 2017 at 9:43 pm
    Are BioToilets fit for India
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      Chandrasekaran Venkataraman
      Jun 12, 2017 at 4:27 pm
      Has the Tejas Ex press covered the distance by saving 3 hours of its journey ? If so, how many trains, on the way, were affected how those trains' schedule were affected and how many passengers on these trains were put to inconvenience. Also, it is not clear as to how much the safety and scurity aspect of the travellers in Tejas Express were foresaken ? The Tejas Express has covered by the distance saving 3-hours of its journey time, it is a serious issue on the points raised above, and the publication of this news item is a cheap gimmick.
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        dr.faramroze
        Jun 12, 2017 at 4:41 pm
        Soil structure of overall Konkan belt permits 120 plus kmph, and some belts upto 180 kmph. Unlike Virar-Vadodara section where soil is not capable of hand higher speeds. Vadodara-Ratlam-Kota-Delhi has stone based soil so trains exceed mps. Tejas rakes are LHB, capable of good speeds, with GOC WDP3A dual cab loco.
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          Vishwanath Natarajan
          Jun 12, 2017 at 8:17 pm
          Last that I saw, the Tejas got twin WDM3Ds and not a WDP3A. The report would have been more believable had the locomotive been a WDP4. I will believe it if someone posts a video on of a GPS confirming this speed. WDM3Ds as per RDSO are certified for 160 kmph , however in the real world, this would be a first.
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        arc
        Jun 12, 2017 at 4:16 pm
        So the train will from now on take three extra hours to complete the journey. What convoluted PR reporting, trying to put a gloss on the fact that Tejas will no longer be tej.
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          Ashish
          Jun 12, 2017 at 4:06 pm
          it is good to see we have now Tejas in our railway, I have not travelled but have heard lot about it .Lots of state of the art(as per Indian Train )has been provided on this train.Hope few more Tejas type will be seen in other states.
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