Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has directed all Mumbai locals-Central and Western Railway to be turned into 15-coach trains. Goyal has given two weeks time to the top railway officials to come up with a plan. According to the Mumbai Mirror report, such a move is believed to increase Mumbai local train’s capacity by 25 percent.
The report mentions that the capacity of the train is usually 3,000, but it carries more than 5,500 during rush hours in a 12-coach train on the Western line. On the other hand, a 15-coach train, which has a capacity of 4,200 people, carries 7,000 commuters during the rush hours. Read More
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