India’s first private train Tejas Express flagged off from Lucknow: 05.10.2019

भारत की पहली निजी ट्रेन तेजस एक्सप्रेस को लखनऊ से रवाना किया गया

Points to Remember:

  • India’s first private train Tejas Express was flagged off by UP CM Yogi Adityanath on Lucknow-Delhi route.
  • The train is being operated entirely by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a subsidiary of Indian Railways.
  • The train’s commercial operation would start from 5 oct 2019.
  • The train will cover distance between Delhi and Lucknow in six hours and 15 minutes.
  • According to the information provided by IRCTC, the passengers will get a refund of Rs 100 in case the train gets delayed for an hour. If the delay is of more than 2 hours then Rs 250 will be given to passengers by IRCTC.
  • India’s first private train will be run by IRCTC six days a week except for Tuesday.

Here’s a look at 10 first time initiatives by IRCTC for Tejas Express passengers:

  • First private train
  • Baggage pick up-drop facility
  • Refund policy
  • Travel insurance
  • Household theft insurance
  • Reduced cancellation charges
  • Exclusive Ticket booking
  • Advanced reservation period and no tatkal quota
  • Snack-styled meals
  • Executive lounge
Important Possible questions based on above News:
  1. Name the first private train of Indian Railways that will be entirely run by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC)? Tejas Express
  2. Recently UP CM Yogi Adityanath has flagged off India’s first private train Tejas Express, which will ply between___. Lucknow-Delhi

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