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India's first AC local train flagged off in Mumbai, here are must-know facts

India's first AC local train flagged off in Mumbai, here are must-know facts

In its maiden journey, the AC coaches will ferry passengers from Churchgate to Borivali for the first week, and from Churchgate to Virar from the next.

These trains will have first and last compartments reserved for women.

Built in Chennai at a cost of Rs 54 crore, the 12-car rake of the AC local arrived here on April 4, 2016. Of these, eight will run as fast local trains between Churchgate and Virar, stopping only at major stations, which are Mumbai Central, Dadar, Bandra, Andheri, Borivali, Bhayander and Vasai Road.

It added that no other type of season tickets shall be issued for the time being and that AC local ticket-holders would be allowed to travel in the first class compartments of non-AC local trains. Thousands of excited commuters crowded the stations along the line and clicked selfies before hopping on the swanky local, the city's lifeline.

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Till Friday, the WR will operate six (three in each direction) services daily on an experimental basis and introduce full 12 services from January 1. "One slow service of the AC local will operate between Mahalaxmi to Borivali", the statement added.

The WR has also announced an introductory fare to lure commuters to the new, "cool" style of commuting, with the fare to be 1.2 times the cost of a first-class one-way regular ticket, and later the fare will be 1.3 times.

Long queue at ticket counter in Churchgate as several AVTM machines were disfunctional as system getting updated for AC local train ticketing on Monday. "Respective surcharge of MUTP and GST would be levied on total AC fare", a senior railway official told The Indian Express. For monthly season pass, it is Rs 60, Rs 90 and Rs 120 for the respective distances.

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