Mumbaikers, there is great news for you! Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has directed that all local trains in Mumbai be turned into 15-coach trains- a move that will come as a big relief to regular commuters.
Recently at a meeting with senior railway officials at the state guesthouse Sahyadri, Goyal asked the Central and Western Railway top brass to come up with a timeline for the project within two weeks.
According to a Mumbai Mirror report, Goyal was quoted saying that such a move will increase the Mumbai local trains’ capacity by 25%. Presently, a 12-coach train on the Western Line carries more than 5,500 passengers against its capacity of around 3,000 during the peak rush hours.
The Central Railway, which runs 1,772 services everyday on the Mumbai suburban network, including the Main and Harbour lines besides services to Bandra, Andheri and Goregaon Read More