The Indian Railways has announced that the Patna-New Delhi Rajdhani Express will be operated with the Tejas rakes with several facilities from September 1.. The announcement was made on Thursday, by the chief public relations officer (CPRO) Rajesh Kumar. He said, "Rajdhani Express running between Patna to New Delhi will now be known as Tejas Rajdhani, from September 1, and will run daily from Patna," adding that, "This train has been given a lot of features from the point of view of safety, Tejas coaches are fitted with the facility of fire detection and suppression system. It is also equipped with an automatic plug door system, CCTV cameras, Bio-vacuum toilets and infant-care seats in lavatories have been provided in the Tejas coaches". "This train has been equipped with an advanced braking system, if there is ever a fire incident, the train will stop by itself and a separate seat has been arranged in the side berth so that the side berth passenger does not face any problem," he further said.
The train is fit to run at a maximum speed of 160km/hr, however, will run this train at 130km/hr. There are no changes in ticket prices.
Last month, the Western Railways had also initiated a similar development with the Mumbai Rajdhani Express train. They had introduced newly upgraded Tejas sleeper coach rakes, which came into effect from July 19 this year.