However, the commercial run of the train would start from tomorrow onwards.The journey time of the train is lesser than the Swarn Shatabdi, which is currently the fastest train on the route.Tejas Express would have only two halts – Kanpur and Ghaziabad.
The train would run six days a week, except Tuesday.While flagging off the train, Yogi Adityanath thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for gifting the train on the route.
He said that the train was an example of modern technology in railways.Ashwini Srivastava, Chief Regional Manager of the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) said that the commercial run would start from Saturday onwards.
As per the schedule, the train will leave Lucknow at 6.10 a.m. and reach the New Delhi railway station at 12.25 p.m., covering the entire distance in 6 hours and 15 minutes.
The journey time of the train is lesser than the Swarn Shatabdi — currently the fastest train on the route.
Tejas Express would only have two halts — Kanpur and Ghaziabad. On its return journey, the train would leave Delhi at 3.35 p.m. and reach Lucknow at 10.05 p.m.
The train will begin its journey from Lucknow at 6.10 a.m. and reach Delhi at 12.25 p.m. with halts at Kanpur and Ghaziabad.Tejas, which is India”s first private train run by IRCTC, will have one executive class air conditioned chair car with 56 and nine air-conditioned chair car coaches with a capacity of 78 passengers in each coach.
For the new Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express, IRCTC will also extend the facilities of taxi hiring, hotel bookings to those passengers who need it.
All the passengers travelling by Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express will be provided a free insurance of up to Rs 10 lakh by the IRCTC.