For the very first in the Indian Railways, the Tejas Express will give compensation to the passengers in case the train gets delayed or is running late.
In case the train is late by more than an hour, a compensation of Rs 100 will be given to each of the passengers and in case the train gets delayed for more than two hours, Rs 250 will be compensated to each of the passengers.
The country’s first private player-operated train will be run by the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). It will run between Delhi-Lucknow and Lucknow-Delhi routes from October 4 when Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will flag off the train from Lucknow.
In addition to the compensation, IRCTC will provide Rs 25 lakh travel insurance to each of the Tejas Express passengers without any additional charges.
It will be the first train in India that will be handed over to private players through the auction process in the coming months. For now, it will be operated by the IRCTC.