Mumbai gets its first-ever AC local train

Mumbai has got its first air-conditioned suburban local train. which was flagged off from Integral Coach Factory in Chennai on March 31, has finally arrived in the metropolis, and its trial run would take place within a week.

The train is parked at the Kurla car shed of Central Railway and local train does not have any general or first class compartments and fare between Rs 60 to Rs 70 from CST to Panvel. It will undergo software and technical updates in the coming month, and speed trials for another five to six months. Coaches are connected by vestibules in two parts of six each while the seats are similar to the previous Bombardier rake.

In case of an emergency, each coach has a system installed that lets the passenger connect to the motorman and guard, and an LED destination board is present to alert the motorman. There is also a manual door opening system in each coach that can be accessed even when the train is in movement.

Extra info:

  • According to the General Manager Sunil Kumar, the 12-car train will have a carrying capacity of 5,964 people, including 1,028 in seating position, people at a time.
  • Union Railway minister – Suresh Prabhu

So lets do:

1. Which city is going to get its first-ever AC local train?

2. Who is the Union Railway minister of India?

Source – The Economic Times


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