IRCTC takes over Delhi-Lucknow and Mumbai-Ahmedabad Tejas Express from today

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Indian Railway Company Trains run by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) have resumed the services of the two private Tejas Express trains as of today.

The Delhi-Lucknow and Mumbai Ahmedabad Tejas Express trains have resumed operations after being canceled four months ago due to the increase in Covid-19 cases in the second wave. The two Tejas Express services are the first series of trains operated by a legal entity, IRCTC, a subsidiary of Indian Railways.

The two Tejas Express will operate four days a week for now. It will operate on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Train number 82901/82902 Ahmedabad – Mumbai – Ahmedabad and train number 82501/82502 Lucknow – New Delhi – Lucknow will run four days a week – Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Passengers will not be able to get discount tickets on the Tejas Express, however, children under 5 have been waived from the fare and will be booked with their parents. The names of children so reserved will not appear on the card. Children aged 5 and over will be booked at full price and will receive a seat.

IRCTC launches Tejas Express ticket reservation program with SBI cards

Passengers wishing to book tickets on these two Tejas trains can enjoy additional benefits by using the co-branded credit card, the SBI Premium Loyalty Card.

The main benefits presented to IRCTC SBI Premium loyalty card users include a welcome benefit of 500 reward points that book a Tejas train reservation within 45 days of card issuance: the user will get 500 points when the reservation of the first IRCTC Tejas train ticket using the IRCTC SBI Premium card after 05 days of travel / if the ticket is not canceled.

There will be no tatkal quota or premium tatkal quota for the train. There will only be a general quota and a quota of foreign tourists.

The train promises to provide state-of-the-art equipment and is equipped with all modern on-board facilities for passengers traveling on the train. The fare of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Tejas Express will be dynamic in nature taking into account the bus, taxi, train and air fares in force.

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