Your local train journey is set to get cooler with the railway ministry planning to procure three more air condition rakes.
The decision comes after the AC local introduced in December last year, got a positive response from commuters. There has also been a demand for more service and halting the trains at other stations. The AC trains will be procured by December 2019 and will operate on both Western and Central railway.
Just after introducing the AC local train on the fast local line on the Western Railway the railway ministry had already planned to induct nine more AC local trains that begins there manufacturing. Of the lot, the second AC local will be arriving in the city by September Which will be Added to WR . Now three more AC trains will be procured for Mumbai.
Recently union railway minister Piyush Goyal has announced that 70 local trains will be fitted with AC coaches. Ordinary coaches in the trains would be replaced with AC compartments. The first AC local train has received a positive feedback from commuters and the ridership has has crossed 10 lakh within five months of service.