The train, operated by Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (Piyush Goyal on Friday.
The first Tejas is being operated by IRCTC between New Delhi and Lucknow since October last year.
The train will have “state of the art amenities” for passenger, the ministry said in a statement. All passengers will be provided with Rail Travel Insurance of up to Rs 25 lakh free of cost by IRCTC.
Bringing in private train operators to provide improved passenger services was a proposal mooted by the railways in its 100-day agenda to hand over certain trains to private operators. The Indian Railways has identified 100 routes for operation of 150 trains by private operators.
Government think tank Niti Aayog earlier this month floated a draft proposal for running these trains, indicating an investment opportunity of Rs 22,500 crore.
The 2019-20 budget had pegged the national transporter’s requirement of infrastructure investment at Rs 50 lakh crore over 12 years, thereby necessitating the involvement of private players in the sector.
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3 Comments on this Story
vivek beri403 days ago
Postby ramana » 25 Jan 2020 06:59
Full spectrum, full range deterrence.
A dream since 1968 finally achieved.
As laid out in Haksar memo
Thanks NaMo for realizing it.
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Ashok Girotra411 days ago
I think first Tejas is running between Delhi n Varanasi...not Lucknow
Ravie Gupta412 days ago