Mumbai Local News: CR Ponders Shifting AC Trains From Harbour Line To Main Lineby Suraj V. Digital Marketing (sr. SEO Expert)
According to the latest reports, the Central Railways (CR) is considering shifting the air-conditioned (AC) local trains plying on the Harbour Line between CSMT - Panvel to its Main Line between CSMT- Karjat/ Kalyan/ Kasara. This, accounts suggest is being done considering the low ridership on the Harbour Line.
Railway officials have been quoted in narratives elaborating on how presently 60 AC local trains are available in the CR zone. Of these, 44 operate on the Main Line, while 16 function on the Harbour Line.
It has been reported that an official claimed a positive response from travellers on the Main Line post the single journey ticket fare for AC locals was curtailed by almost 50 per cent earlier last week. In spite of this, the officer alleges that the response from travellers on the Harbour Line has been mellow.
Based on accounts, an official has elucidated that the daily number of AC locals on the Main Line was 17,473, that of the Harbour Line, on the other hand, was 2,288. Following the fare revision, whilst the Main Line's average daily ridership propelled to 28,141 passengers, the Harbour line's numbers increased somewhat to 3,299 passengers.
In light of this, the official claims that to address the rise in demand on the Main Line, the zonal authorities were pondering shifting the AC rakes from the Harbour Line to the Main Line.
Likewise, the CR has undertaken the decision to ply AC locals on Sundays as well as holidays, while offering lesser rides in contrast to weekdays.
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