The train will run only on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.
"I am really excited and it's great that India has such a train", said Shashank Shrivasta, 28, who was travelling to Goa. A network of CCTV cameras enhances the security system on board plus automatic doors.
Since the train is equipped with better facilities, the fare will also be slightly higher as compared to normal mail/express service, Prabhu said while inspecting the new Tejas coaches at Delhi's Safdarjung station.
Monsoon: Chair auto at Rs1,185 without catering and Rs1,530 with catering; Executive Class at Rs2,585 without catering and Rs2,985 with catering.
The first 19 coaches of the train was rolled out by Rail Coach Factory, coach manufacturing unit in Kapurthala on Thursday.
The national carrier has also chose to introduce different price mechanism for the train as per the season during it inauguration.
There will also be tea, coffee vending machines, snack tables, magazines, entertainment and local cuisine.
RouteThe Tejas Express will start from Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) and end its journey at Karmali in North Goa.
Catering service will be included in Tejas fares like on the Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains.
Capable of speeds of 200kph, the Tejas will more likely travel at an average of 130 kph, reports said. Executive class and Chair auto on Tejas Trains shall be inbuilt in the ticket fare.
Non-monsoon: The train leaves from Mumbai at 5am and reaches Goa at 1.30pm.
Western railway officials said that there was plan to introduce the train on the Mumbai-Surat route, but this would only take six hours and the train would not be used to its full potential. Passengers can opt for onboard catering services while booking the ticket.
As this will be an elite train, the Konkan Railways management must make it sure that the other trains on the route are not delayed owing to Tejas Express.