India’s First Air-Conditioned (AC) Suburban Train Commences Its Services In Mumbai

India’s First Air-Conditioned (AC) Suburban Train Commences Its Services In Mumbai

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Date of Post: 26 Dec, 2017

Mumbai: The countrys first air-conditioned (AC) suburban train commenced its services on Monday in Mumbai. The train, operated by the Western Railway (WR), began its journey at 10.32 am from the Borivili station to Churchgate in South Mumbai. BJP MPs Kirit Somaiya, Gopal Shetty, Maharashtra minister Vinod Tawde, Mumbai BJP chief Ashish Shelar and WR General Manager Anil Kumar Gupta flagged off the train.

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More Information:

  • “This AC local is being run through a prototype coach and we will invite feedback from commuters and incorporate it in our next fleet of coaches,” Gupta said.
  • Built in Chennai at a cost of Rs 54 crore, the 12-car rake of the AC local arrived on April 4, 2016.

Image Credit: Western Railway – Twitter

  • Subsequently, the WR conducted around 65 trial runs of the train before starting its services for the public.
  • Initially, the AC local will operate only on the Churchgate-Borivili section.

Image Credit: Western Railway – Twitter

  • Bhakar said, the train will make 6 trips daily (12 services per day) and from January 1 next year, it will run from Churchgate to Virar.
  • The 12 services of the AC train will replace the existing 12 non-AC services, he added.

Image Credit: Western Railway – Twitter

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