After slashing the ticket costs on AC native trains in Mumbai, Central Railways has now determined to function 14 further AC native companies on Sundays and nominated holidays. For the identical, Railways will substitute the prevailing 12 non-AC locals from the primary line with AC ones from the Harbor line, Central Railways said in an announcement. The Central Railway Zone will substitute the trains beginning May 14.
“Considering the overwhelming response and increased demand for AC locals on the main line, we have decided to replace the existing 12 non-AC locals from the main line with AC ones from the harbor line,” stated Shivaji Sutar, chief public relations officer of the Central Railway. With the rise of 12 AC companies on the primary line on weekdays, the full variety of such companies on the primary line will improve from 44 to 56, it was said.
Railway authorities not too long ago slashed fares of the AC native and first-class fare by as much as 50 per cent from May 5. The variety of day by day commuters on AC locals on the primary line surged to common 30,724 from common 19,761 in April.
The Central Railway ferries over 35 lakh passengers on the suburban companies on 4 totally different corridors, together with principal line that runs between CSMT and Kasara/Khopoli stations and harbor line that runs between CSMT and Goregaon/Panvel stations.
As the prevailing AC companies on harbor line will likely be changed with non-AC locals, the full variety of suburban companies on the hall will stay unchanged at 614, Sutar stated. “Harbour line passengers holding season tickets for AC services can obtain a refund of the difference of AC and first-class fares for the remaining days from UTS booking counters at suburban stations. They may travel in first class ordinary services,” the official stated.
With inputs from PTI