Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said that as many as 250-300 services of suburban local trains will be partially air-conditioned after three non-AC coaches will be replaced with AC coaches. He said that after 70 trains will see three AC coaches, maximum trips of AC services could be provided to commuters.
Goyal was speaking at Goregaon station on the Western Railway where he inaugrated the extension of harbour line till Goregaon station from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharashtra Terminus (CSMT) which sees services till Andheri station at present.
As many as 49 additional train services on both Central and Western Railways will be provided due to the extension.
“Regular commuters would be benefitted after train services are extended to Goregaon station. We plan to extend the services till Borivali station at the earliest,” Goyal said. “ We plan to replace three existing coaches with AC coaches that will make 250-300 trips a day. These coaches will be reserved for both female and male travellers and will also have first class. We also plan to introduced second-AC coaches through the service,” he added.
Goyal also said that the BJP government has sanctioned Rs 54,777 crore for the development of suburban railways in Mumbai.
“The present government has sanctioned much more in amount as compared to what the earlier government could give. As compared to how the railways services were ignored from the time India recieved independence till 2014, we have brought many changes,” he added. Read More