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IRCTC to compensate for Tejas Express delay

More than 2,000 passengers of the Tejas Express shall be compensated Rs 4.5 lakh every after the practice arrived late at New Delhi Railway Station on Saturday and Sunday. The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) on Tuesday mentioned the passengers shall be compensated in response to a provision, below which passengers get Rs 100 for the practice being late by one hour and Rs 250 for a delay of two hours or extra. 

Due to heavy rains, the Tejas Express was delayed by about two-and-a-half hours following a sign failure on Saturday. Even on Sunday, the Lucknow-Delhi Tejas was delayed for about an hour.

Now, the IRCTC should refund Rs 4,49,600 as compensation to passengers.

According to IRCTC, Tejas Express left Lucknow Junction on Saturday on the scheduled time of 6:10 am. Due to sign failure, the trains have been stopped. Due to this, Tejas Express reached New Delhi station two hours late, whereas Tejas Express on its method to Lucknow was additionally delayed.

This is just not the primary time the IRCTC is compensating passengers over Tejas Express’ delay. Last yr in October, a delay of greater than three hours within the operating of Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express had price IRCTC round Rs 1.62 lakh which the railway subsidiary paid by means of its insurance coverage firms as compensation to round 950 passengers.

The practice began from Lucknow at round 9.55 am as a substitute of its scheduled departure at 6.10 am and reached New Delhi at round 3.40 pm as a substitute of 12.25 pm.

It departed from New Delhi at round 5.30 pm as a substitute of three.35 pm and reached Lucknow at round 11.30 pm as a substitute of the scheduled 10.05 pm.

Also Read | Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express train suspended for a month

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