Their is still uncertainty over whether first class commuters on the Western Railway will be able to travel in the AC local simply by paying the difference in the price of the ticket to the TC inside the coach. The WR headquarters, to which the proposal has been sent, are apprehensive. The confusion has prompted the WR authorities to take public view, for which a separate link will be made available on their website, where commuters can give their suggestions and recommendations for smoother operations of AC local.
The Mumbai Division of WR – which has its office at Mumbai Central – has sent a letter to its headquarters at Churchgate asking for approval to accommodate first class commuters on the AC local. However, the headquarters is not keen on allowing the first class commuters as it could reign chaos in handling passengers.
“The AC local has been decided to be a different class all together. The Railway Board has decided the fares so there is no question of making any changes now unless they approve,” said a WR official. Read More…
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