Travel from New Delhi to Chandigarh through Tejas Express now

Travel from New Delhi to Chandigarh through Tejas Express now

The new Tejas Express has finally featured in the timetable for passengers travelling between Chandigarh and New Delhi. New Delhi – Chandigarh Tejas Express, train number 22425, will cover a distance of 244 kilometres at an average speed of 84 kilometer per hours. This new Tejas Express will depart from New Delhi at 9.30 am and will arrive at CDG Chandigarh Junction at 12.25 pm – covering travelling period of 2 hours 55 minutes.

The new New Delhi – Chandigarh Tejas Express will travel everyday except Wednesday. Last month, the Indian Railways while providing new timetable for a list of trains starting November 2017 – also mentioned that it will also introduce six new trains under Tejas, Humsafar, and Antyodaya. New Delhi – Chandigarh Tejas Express was expected to be the first one among the new plan of Indian Railways. It is also expected to have another train number 22426 – which will depart from Chandigarh at 2.35 in noon and arrive at New Delhi at around 5.30 pm.

However, train fares are also seen to go higher by 20% to 30% compared to other Shatabdi trains. Nevertheless, passengers can enjoy facilities like hand dryers, bio vacuum toilets, tea and coffee vending machines, Wi-Fi, water level indicators, LED TV with phone sockets, local cuisine, magazines, snack tables and lots more. Apart from this, the other five trains under Tejas, Humsafar and Antyodaya that are expected to run soon.

They are – Lucknow and Anand Vihar Tejas Express which will run six days a week except Thursdays). While  the Humsafar Express will run between Sealdah and Jammu Tawi once a week and tri-weekly between Anand Vihar and Allahabad. Lastly, the Antyodaya Express will run between Darbhanga and Jalandhar, and Bilaspur and Ferozepur once a week.

These three luxury trains are among the  four new train projects announced by the government in the Rail Budget of financial year 2016-17, along with Uday Express.

Humsafar Express: Humsafar is completely 3-tier AC sleeper trains designed – which services include long haul routes. It features side curtains on the corridors like 2AC which were removed from 3-tier AC sleepers. LED screen display to show information about stations, train speed etc. and has announcement system as well. Vending machines for tea, coffee and milk and charging ports for mobiles, laptops etc.  Exterior of coaches has a futuristic look with the use of Vinyl sheets. Safety measures in compartments like introduction of smoke alarms and CCTV cameras.

Tejas Express: Tejas would be India’s first semi-high speed full AC train fleet featuring newer modern on-board facilities. Having similar features like Humsafar express – Tejas are also among the fastest trains in India along with Rajdhani Express, Gatimaan Express, Shatabdi Express and Duronto Express and gets the highest priority on the Indian railway network.

Antyodaya Express: Just like Tejas and Humsafar this train also provides similar services to passengers. However, it is completely Unreserved/General coaches designed by Indian Railways. These are going to be overnight trains. Antyodaya Express was proposed in 2016 Railway Budget of India to operate on peak routes having more rush.


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