Mumbai's first AC local train makes maiden journey

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Mumbai: India's first air-conditioned local train, stretching between Mumbai's Churchgate and Virar station, was launched on Monday.

Initially, the Mumbai AC local will run between Borivali and Churchgate and will be extended up to Virar.

The AC local trains will replace 12 existing non-air conditioned services - six services in up and six in down direction. The only slow AC service will be from Mahalaxmi to Borivli after which it will run from Borivli to Churchgate. Thousands of excited commuters crowded the stations along the line and clicked selfies before hopping on the swanky local, the city's lifeline.

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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 AC local train.

These trains will have first and last compartments reserved for women.

As promised weeks back, Mumbai's AC local is finally on track.

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Fares: The fare of a single journey ticket of the AC rake would cost 1.3 times the base fare of a first-class ticket.

Security: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) will ensure the safety of the commuters with the presence of a suitable number of RPF constables in each coach. The minimum fare will be Rs 60 and the maximum Rs 220. There will be weekly, fortnightly and monthly season tickets available at 5, 7.5 and 10 times of the fare of regular first class ticket rates, besides a five percent GST and other applicable charges.

The first service of the 12-coach EMU commenced between Borivali and Churchgate. Also, fourth and seventh coaches will have seats reserved for differently-abled passengers. The Western Railway then conducted about 65 trial runs of the train before starting its services for the public on Monday.

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