Travelling in the AC local train to get expensive from June 1

With the new price revisions, the fare of a single ticket journey will increase from ₹60 to ₹65 whereas, the maximum fare will increase from ₹205 to ₹220.

SHARE

With the onset of AC Local trains in Mumbai on December 25, 2017, the face of Mumbai's local trains has totally changed. In a year, the AC Local train generated an income of ₹24 crore and in April 2019 alone, it generated a whopping ₹1.84 crore which has been recorded as the highest ever earning by Western Railway in a single month. 

Also Read- A Logo That Symbolises Today's Women

Even though it caters to relatively less number of commuters, it seems to have hit its chord. However, the authorities have now decided to hike the ticket fare by 1.3 per cent and the new rates will be levied from June 1, 2019. The AC local train makes 12 trips daily from Churchgate to Virar catering to a relatively small number of passengers. With the new price revisions, the fare of single ticket journey will increase from ₹60 to ₹65 whereas, the maximum fare will increase from ₹205 to ₹220. 

Following are the new price revisions:

Churchgate to Prabhadevi
₹65
Churchgate to Dadar
₹90
Churchgate to Andheri
₹135
Churchgate to Borivali
₹180
Churchgate to Bhayander
₹190
Churchgate to Virar
₹220


Notably, Western Railways is all set to introduce another AC local train in June. This, in turn, will cancel 12 regular local trains in order to accommodate the new AC local train.

RELATED TOPICS