The financial capital of India, Mumbai, has got another AC local train. The second AC local is a gift from Railways to Mumbaikars. The new AC local was brought from the Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai, in August. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted about the news, "Railways Gift to Mumbaikars: In line with our unwavering resolve to enhance passenger services, Mumbai gets another AC local." The first AC local train had made its maiden run on 25 December 2017.

Some of the features of Mumbai's new AC local train includes spacious coaches, electrically operated automatic door closure and passenger information system, to name a few. "The top of the line train includes spacious coaches, electrically operated automatic door closure & passenger information system," Goyal tweeted.

According to reports, the train is likely to be operated on the trans-harbour line, from Vashi-Thane or Panvel-Thane initially.

In other news, Railways have permitted discounts o­n base fares of AC Chair Car of the trains having poor occupancy. Fares for the following trains will be given variable discounts for a period of 6 months from 01.04.2020 to 30.09.2020 as under:

According to reports, the train is likely to be operated on the trans-harbour line, from Vashi-Thane or Panvel-Thane initially.
According to reports, the train is likely to be operated on the trans-harbour line, from Vashi-Thane or Panvel-Thane initially.

Comparison of basic fare and proposed discounted fare:

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT)- Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR)

Existing basic fare in AC Chair Car class: 340/-

Range of Discounted base Fare in AC Chair Car: 255-306/-

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT)- NKRD

Existing basic fare in AC Chair Car class: 267/-

Range of Discounted base Fare in AC Chair Car: 201-240/-

Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT)

Existing basic fare in AC Chair Car class: 340/-

Range of Discounted base Fare in AC Chair Car: 306/-

NKRD- Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT)

Existing basic fare in AC Chair Car class: 267/-

Range of Discounted base Fare in AC Chair Car: 240/-

KLBG-HYB

Existing basic fare in AC Chair Car class: 302/-

Range of Discounted base Fare in AC Chair Car: 227-257/-

Railways have permitted discount o­n base fares of AC Chair Car of the trains having poor occupancy.
Railways have permitted discount o­n base fares of AC Chair Car of the trains having poor occupancy. (@PiyushGoyal)

Indian Railways had recently introduced Uttam coaches for local trains in Mumbai. Every Uttam coach is equipped with CCTV cameras, anti-dent partitions, electrically-operated passenger alarm system, to name a few.

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