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Posted: Jul 19 2017 (14:40)
Last Response: Jul 19 2017 (14:40)
IR AffairsJul 19 2017 (13:06) Tejas Express Runs Out Of Steam, Bookings Slow In Peak Season
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THE PREMIUM luxury train Tejas Express, running from Mumbai to Goa, has failed to garner a sustained response despite the peak Mumbai-Konkan tourist season of the Ganpati festival coming up. Even as other trains to Konkan have been booked to nearly full capacity, with some passengers on the waitlist, the bookings for Tejas remain slow.
The Ganeshotsav, to be celebrated in August this year, marks a passenger rush on Konkan-bound trains about 10 to 15 days before the start of the festival. However, data from the railways shows that while popular trains such as Konkan Kanya, Mandovi Express and the Jan Shatabadi Express have nearly 400 passengers on their waitlists, more than half of the seats on the Karmali-bound Tejas from Chhatrapati...
"Tejas" which was apparently a hit upon introduction has lost its "Tej" i.e. lusture and running with below 50% occupacncy even if JS waiting list is running high over 400. Some of the disadvantages of Tejas:
(1) Monsoon time table has played a spoilsport as it has increased the journey time from 8:30 rs by 2:00 hrs/ 2:15 hrs to 10:30/10:45 hrs. Even for comfortable Tejas seats this is too long a journey to be convenient to paxs. Overnight travel is preferable.
(2) Higher fare of AC chaircar Rs 1400 for Tejas...
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