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Steps taken to improve Mumbai Suburban Train Services

New Delhi: December 14,2012

To give the relief to daily commuters, the following steps have been taken to improve the suburban services of Mumbai area:

128 AC/DC EMU rakes with new state-or-the-art technology, having improved ventilation system, better seating arrangement and aesthetics, have already been inducted into service since 2007-08. With the induction of these rakes:

546 numbers of additional services (339 in Central Railway and 207 in Western Railway) have been introduced.

1077 numbers of services (650 in Central Railway & 427 in Western Railway) have been augmented from 9 car to 12 car.

            In the Railway Budget 2012-13, additional services in the Mumbai suburban including that on Virar-Dahanu Road section have been announced. The services announced in the Railway Budget are normally introduced during the course of financial year.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Kotla Jaya Surya Prakash Reddy in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

 
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