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Leaving 3 hours late, Tejas Express reaches Mumbai one minute early

Goa: After becoming delayed for 3 hours on Sunday, Tejas Express could reach Mumbai in time at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. The train had left from Karmali station in Goa, making commuters surprised that the train could make it in scheduled time.

The train left Goa at 10.30am and travelled 710 km to reach Mumbai at 7.44pm. It usually leaves Goa at 7.30am and arrives at 7.45pm. The luxury train is capable of running at a maximum speed of 200 kmph.

The train had made its first journey today under the new monsoon timetable, for the safety purpose.

The premium train will run thrice a week from Mumbai and will return from Goa the next day. During the monsoon, the train is expected to take 12 or 15 hours to reach its destination, as against the usual eight-and-a-half hours.

LK Verma, chief spokesperson of Konkan Railway told HT: “The changed timetable led to the delay. This train is always on time otherwise.”