IRCTC to pay compensation as Tejas Express reached destination around 1 hour and 30 minutes late

The 82902/Ahmedabad-Mumbai IRCTC Tejas Express arrived about one and a half hours late at Mumbai Central on Wednesday. As a result, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will pay compensation of Rs 100 to around 630 passengers as train reached the Mumbai Central station around 1 hour and 26 minutes late on 22 January from Ahmedabad.

The Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express is India’s Second Private Train Operated by IRCTC. It was inaugurated by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on 17 January and normal run from 19 January. On Wednesday, the train left Ahmedabad at 6:42 AM and reached Vapi at 10:53 AM. However, the reason is being stated as a technical problem. It was repaired between Dahisar and Mira Road at 12:30 PM and train operation started at 1:35 PM.

IRCTC Spokesperson said that the train reached Mumbai Central about one and a half hours late, for this compensation will be given to the passengers according to our policy, although this refund will be paid after verification. According to Railway officials, the Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express departed from Ahmedabad at 6:42 AM with a delay of two minutes. It was supposed to reach Mumbai Central at 1:10 AM but it reached at 2:36 PM.

Significantly, there was a provision of compensation by IRCTC if their train gets late which is equipped with facilities like Aeroplane. 100 rupees per passenger for one hour of late and 250 rupees per passenger for more than two hours is fixed.


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