The Mumbai-Goa Tejas Superfast Express’ maiden run on Monday has left Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu understandably chuffed. What Prabhu probably doesn’t know, and what has left the railway officials visibly sheepish, is the railway staff reporting that several headphones were stolen from the train during its very first journey. The impact of the thefts is such that on Wednesday – during the train’s journey from Goa to Mumbai – a few passengers complained that they were not provided headphones at all.
Tejas, hailed as an “aeroplane moving on the ground” by the Central railway top brass, boasts of amenities such as LED screens attached to seats, Wi-Fi, CCTV cameras, and tea/coffee vending machine. Capable of running at 200 kmph, the train covers the 552-km Mumbai-Goa journey within nine hours. Read more
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