Tejas Express, the first private train of Indian Railways, gained Rs 70 lakh in the first month of its operations in October. According to sources, during this period, the vehicle earned around Rs 3.70 crore from ticket sales. This train is being run on Lucknow-Delhi route. It is being operated by IRCTC, a railway company providing online ticketing, food and tourism related facilities. To improve the railways, the government has set a target of making 50 stations world class and to hand over 150 passenger trains on railway network to private units. Tejas Express is a part of this plan. The car ran for 21 days from October 5 to 28 in October. Its service is six days a week.
Tejas Express, the first private train of Indian Railways, gained Rs 70 lakh in the first month of its operations in October.
During this period, the vehicle ran on an average of 80–85 percent seats. Its runningcost in October was around three crore rupees. The subsidiary of the railway company earned an average of Rs 17.50 lakh per day from this state-of-the-art passenger fare, while spending Rs 14 lakh. Tejas Express has facilities like food, free passenger insurance up to Rs 25 lakh and late compensation.