Mumbai-Ahmedabad: Texas traveling? Fast forward your luggage

MUMBAI: Passengers from, who will run between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, may have the option of transporting them without having to load them with them on the train.

Passengers can be charged Rs 100 per kg of luggage for pick-up and delivery. Indian Railway Catering and Transport Corporation (), which will operate Texas Express, is working on a project whereby luggage will be picked up by a newly created company one day before the train leaves.

An IRCTC official said: The luggage will arrive at the passenger's destination (hotel or residence) long before it arrives by train.

The IRCTC is in negotiations with a new company to reach an agreement. The official said: The main advantage of this is that passengers will have the option of traveling by local train or public transport to take Texas Express in Borivli or Central Mumbai, instead of taking a taxi or car, since the luggage would have been already transported

Passengers end up losing a train sometimes due to heavy traffic on the roads, in addition to the narrowing of the roadway due to the barricades for Metro works. A trip that can be completed in 30 to 40 minutes by train is concluded in 60 to 100 minutes by road.

In addition, Texas has wagons on the chair, making it difficult to store larger luggage under the seats or on the shelf.

The IRCTC will establish safeguards to ensure that passengers are compensated in case of late delivery or damage or loss of luggage. The first private between Mumbai and Ahmedabad is expected in mid-November. Trains will have a flexible fare system similar to. However, passengers with a concessionary fare service will not be allowed on this train.

The train will depart from Ahmedabad at 6.10 a.m. and will arrive in Mumbai Central at 1.10 p.m. For your return trip, the train will depart at 3.40 p.m. and will arrive in Ahmedabad at 9.55 p.m. Along the way, it will only stop at four stations: Borivli, Vapi, Surat and Vadodara.

The railways will establish check-in counters at the stations for passengers on this train.

The private operator can explore the space inside and outside the station to generate advertising revenue as well.