IRCTC resumes ‘private’ Tejas Express train services with Covid-19 norms3Photo© indianexpress.com

IRCTC resumes ‘private’ Tejas Express train services with Covid-19 norms

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IRCTC has resumed services of the Ahmedabad-Mumbai-Ahmedabad Tejas Express from October 17. The picture is from Mumbai Central station.IRCTC on Saturday resumed the services for the first set of “private” Tejas Express trains, seven months after the Lucknow-New Delhi and Ahmedabad-Mumbai services were suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

IRCTC had started the Lucknow-Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express on October 4, 2019, and the Ahmedabad-Mumbai-Ahmedabad on January 19 this year. The two Tejas Express services are the first set of trains run by a corporate entity, IRCTC, a subsidiary of the Indian Railways.

Coaches, including the pantry areas and lavatories, will be disinfected at regular intervals, IRCTC said. The third IRCTC-operated train, the Kashi Mahakal Express between Indore and Varanasi will however not begin its services yet.