Mumbai: 70 local trains in the city will have air-conditioned (AC) coaches, said railway minister Piyush Goyal. The each local trains will have 3 additional air-conditioned (AC) coaches, Goyal said during the inaugural ceremony of the harbour line extension to Goregaon.
He said,“70 locals will have AC compartments, which means around 250 to 300 services will have this facility. The proposal has recently received a nod. This would be the first time in the history of Mumbai that second class will also have AC.”
“The facility will be available for first and second class, both in the general and ladies compartments,” Goyal added
Meanwhile, Goyal also stressed that a comprehensive plan should be prepared for Maharashtra for the next 50 years.
Goyal said,“Once the harbour services start plying from Goregaon, WR locals to Churchgate will be relieved.”