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IR’s new-year gift to Mumbai: India’s first AC Local Train to be launched by Jan 1, 2018

Indian Railways has planned to give a new year gift to Mumbaikars. 2018 will bring a great relief to passengers of local train in Mumbai as Railways has decided to launch India’s fist air-conditioned local trains for Mumbai routes.

Indian Railways has planned to give a new year gift to Mumbaikars. 2018 will bring a great relief to passengers of local train in Mumbai as Railways has decided to launch India’s fist air-conditioned local trains for Mumbai routes.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that the first AC rake will be introduced on Western Railway on January 1, 2018.

The local trains are considered Mumbai`s lifeline. These trains carries over 65 lakh passengers very day. Moreover, the Western Line alone give service to 35 lakh passengers.

The railways authorities have procured 9 more electrical multiple unit (EMU) AC rakes for Mumbai so that such services can be operated both on the Western railway (WR) and Central railway (CR) lines.

Earlier, the first such train was scheduled to run this month but there were some operational issues which delayed it.

However, senior officials of the railway board said that the hurdles are cleared now.

Here, we brought the salient features of the modern local train:
Maximum Speed: 110 km/h
Capacity: 5,964 passengers
Sitting Capacity: 1,028
Halts: About 20-30 second at each station
Train has electrically operated automatic sliding doors
Initially, WR will run one AC rake with seven services daily.
CCTVs are to be installed in all the trains
Fare: A single ticket is likely to cost the same as a first class ticket. Season passes are expected to be priced around 1.5 times more than their first class equivalents.

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