The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a public sector undertaking of the Ministry of Railways, has decided to cancel the operation of Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express from November 24.
The train was cancelled as the number of passengers opting for Tejas was very less. Not just Tejas, but the traffic towards Mumbai was minimal. The railways officials said that even for the train leaving in the morning at 6.40 am from Ahmedabad there were 318 seats available, while the same for Saturday had 252 seats.
“The occupancy in the train was even less than 30% from Ahmedabad, while from Mumbai it was around 35%. Tejas Express had resumed operations from October 17 after a seven-month gap due to the Covid-19 lockdown imposed in March,” said a railway official.
The officials said that the the situation would be reviewed after observing the occupancy in other trains that ran on the route. However, not just Tejas but the occupancy in other trains to Mumbai was at its minimal.