download (6)In the interim budget speech on Wednesday, railway Minister  Mallikarjun Kharge announced that  Mumbai will get its first air-conditioned local in July 2014.
The train will be run by Western Railway (WR) between Churchgate and Borivli. Initially, there will be 12 services per day, with eight between Churchgate and Borivli, and four between Churchgate and Andheri. Atleast four services will be during peak hour and also services will be both fast and slow.

Having a look like Kolkata Metro train ,the each coach will have a capacity of 400 passengers, including standees. The seating arrangement will be similar to that of ordinary local trains.  The coaches will be interconnected with vestibules, to allow commuters to move along the length of the train.  For office-goers who would want to travel in groups, but may not be able to board the same coach at the same time, this train will prove beneficial. The train will be uni-class: all coaches will look and feel the same, and there will be no first-class or luggage compartments. The ride is expected to be smooth, as the rakes will have superior suspension and advanced braking features.  download (9)

The Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Perumbur, the manufacturer, was unable to finalize the design  otherwise the rake was originally scheduled to arrive in April-May 2013.  For the electrical multiple unit (EMU) air-conditioned rake, which will run on 25 KV traction, ICF has developed indigenous technology. When the railways plan to introduce new technology, delays are normal.  Delays had also occurred in the supply of Siemens and Bombardier EMU rakes ordered by Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation.

https://d1pwtov3hkz0fo.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/20140224144014/download-8.jpghttps://d1pwtov3hkz0fo.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/20140224144014/download-8-150x150.jpgHot & HappeningNewsAC,Air-conditioned,andheri,borivli,churchgate,five months,ICF,kolkata metro train,local trains,long-awaited,mumbai,Westerb railwayIn the interim budget speech on Wednesday, railway Minister  Mallikarjun Kharge announced that  Mumbai will get its first air-conditioned local in July 2014. The train will be run by Western Railway (WR) between Churchgate and Borivli. Initially, there will be 12 services per day, with eight between Churchgate and Borivli,...City of Dream