Goa is famous for the lagoon blue sea and those sandy beaches but the vivid train journey from Mumbai to Goa passing through the Western Ghats and the rainforest is definitely a do-not-miss; and to add to that, Indian Railway will be launching a fancy and ultra-luxurious train called Tejas Express and you really got to check out the features this train is loaded with. It leaves behind the Shatabdis, the Rajdhanis and the Durontos way behind.

Tejas Express is no ordinary train; it is clad with features to spoil the travellers for choices. From individual LCD screens to free onboard Wi-Fi and from tea/coffee vending machines to cuisines curated by exhibit-A chefs, the train has got every luxury you can think of. The new 20-coach train will have automatic doors, secured gangways for all coaches, magazines, snack tables, celebrity chefs and state-of-art facilities. The Tejas Express will be launched in June this year and people can enjoy the luxury of the premium train this summer.

The washrooms of this train are but-naturally premium too, with water level indicators in bio-vacuum toilets, sensor equipped taps, hand dryers and toilet engagement boards. The exteriors will match the interiors of the train to give a premium world-class feeling. The individual LCD screens are meant for entertainment and will also be used to display passenger related information and safety information just like the aircrafts offer!

That is not is about the train! Each coach will be clad with braille displays, digital destination boards and electronic passenger reservation chart and the premium cuisine charges will be included in the fares just like Shatabdi and Rajdhani. There will be an executive class as well as chair cars and the train will be equipped with 22 new features including fire, smoke detection, suppression systems and improved aesthetics.

The fare of this train are not disclosed yet, but with these world-class premium features, the journey is likely to be heavy on your pockets. The only difference I find between airplane services and Tejas Express in terms of services is that the train doesn’t have air-hostesses (and of course it doesn’t take off) or does it? We will find it in June this year. With all the exquisite features, this train surely adds up to the many reasons to go to Goa because Tejas Express has it all.