The Indian Railways will compensate passengers of Lucknow-New Delhi Tejas Express who were on board on Saturday with Rs 250 each. The train got delayed for about two hours in both the directions. Nearly, 451 passengers took the train from Lucknow and 500 boarded the train from New Delhi. "We have sent the link to each of the passengers mobile clicking on which they can claim compensation. Those who do will get compensation," chief regional manager (CRM), IRCTC, Lucknow, Ashwini Srivastava said.
On Saturday, according to the Times of India: “Tejas started from Lucknow at around 8.55am instead of its scheduled departure at 6.10am and reached New Delhi at around 3.40pm instead of 12.25pm. It departed from New Delhi at around 5.30pm instead of 3.35pm and, said the official, was expected to reach Lucknow at around 11.30pm instead of scheduled 10.05pm.”
Here’s all you need to know about Tejas Express:
Tejas Express Schedule
Tejas Express, train number 82501, leaves Lucknow at 6:10 am and reach New Delhi Railway station at 12:25 pm. On the return journey, train number 82502 would leave Delhi at 3:35 pm and reach Lucknow at 10:05 pm. It will cover the entire distance in six hours and 15 minutes. The journey time of the train is lesser than the Swarn Shatabdi — currently the fastest train on the route. The train would run six days a week, except Tuesday.
Tejas Express Fare
The journey from Lucknow to New Delhi for IRCTC’s Tejas Express costs Rs 1,125 for AC chair car and Rs 2,310 for executive chair car. New Delhi to Lucknow passengers will have to spend Rs 1,280 for chair car and Rs 2,450 for executive chair car. Fares, however, may vary along all sections since the train will operate on the flexi-fare scheme.
Passengers can choose combo meals onboard—catering charges of Rs 185 for chair car and Rs 245 for executive chair car are included in the ticket prices—for the full length of the journey from Lucknow to Delhi. The maximum charge from New Delhi to Lucknow will be Rs 340 and Rs 385 respectively.
Passengers will be offered refreshments right after boarding. They can choose tea or coffee (pre-mix kit) with cookies on chair car and premium cookies on executive class. They can opt for pre-packaged nimboo pani with cookies on chair car and flavoured lassi on executive class.
For breakfast, passengers can choose from a vegetarian combo of two pieces of vegetable cutlets with poha. They can also opt for two pieces of vegetable uttapam with vermicelli and coconut chutney for all. The other combo includes two pieces of medu vadas and suji upma and coconut chutney.