The second Air-Conditioned (AC) local that will have a vestibule connecting both ends of the train will have a seating capacity of 100 more passengers compared to the first one. It will also be the first Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) rake to have under-slung equipment, which means, electrical equipment would be fitted below the rake. It is expected to reach Mumbai by December.
Senior officials at the Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai, that is manfacturing the rake, said Hyderabad-based Medha Servo Drives would make the electrical equipment. It will be a prototype for nine AC rakes.
The cost of the project has been pegged at Rs 60 crore. Read more