IRCTC has announced tour packages for tejas express between Mumbai and Vadodara-Ahmedabad in Gujarat to boost occupancy on Mumbai Ahmedabad Tejas Express. Speaking at a press conference Rahul Himalian, Group General Manager, IRCTC West Zone, revealed that the packages might be launched in December.After remaining suspended for almost seven months due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Tejas Express resumed operations from december. They haven’t yet decided on the rates for the same. However, it could cost around 32000 per person per day. “The travel includes optional tourist itineraries of 3 nights/4 days and 4 nights/5 days covering historical, cultural and exotic destinations. Destination around Vadodara and Ahmedabad with the Statue of Unity in Kevadia as one of the main attractions. Tour package passengers can travel on board the Tejas Express and explore Vadodara and Ahmedabad from Mumbai. Similar packages are also available for Mumbai passengers traveling from Gujarat. These tours will have accommodation in three or four star hotels and vehicles for sightseeing,” he said. He also revealed that the occupancy of the train, which has 736 seats, was at just 25 to 40 per cent as against 50-80 per cent before the outbreak.
Currently, only 60 per cent seats are available for booking due to covid.
IRCTC authority is maintaing strict covid precautions.