The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC)-run Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express is expected to begin services on October 4, 2019. The Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express will run six days a week barring Tuesdays. After initial runs and services, IRCTC may later hand over operations to private players. IRCTC is expected to issue a tender for private companies to undertake the services. It will pay haulage charges to IR to operate the train. The Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express is also likely to be operated privately but a final decision is yet to be taken.