Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra: 202Mumbai: 77Islampur Sangli: 25Pune: 24Nagpur: 13Pimpri Chinchwad: 12Kalyan: 7Navi Mumbai: 6Thane: 5Yavatmal: 4Vasai-Virar: 4Ahmednagar: 3Satara: 2Panvel: 2Ulhasnagar: 1Aurangabad: 1Ratnagiri: 1Sindudurga: 1Kolhapur: 1Pune Gramin: 1Godiya: 1Jalgoan: 1Palghar: 1Buldhana: 1Gujrat Citizen in Maharashtra: 1Total Deaths: 7Total Discharged: 34BMC Helpline Number:1916State Helpline Number:022-22694725

Soon you can shop in AC local trains on Western Railway

The program by Railways is all set to begin on the Churchgate-Virar AC local route. The items will be available from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm in the AC Local trains on the Virar-Churchgate route

Soon you can shop in AC local trains on Western Railway
SHARE


In a first, passengers on Western Railway AC locals will soon be able to shop while travelling. Western Railway has decided to introduce the 'Shopping on Wheels' concept in the suburban AC local trains. The initiative will kick off on the Churchgate-Virar route. Earlier last year, Western Railway had started the 'Shopping on Wheels' program on long-distance express trains.

According to reports, the vendors will be allowed to sell skin and hair care products, cosmetics, health-related products, laptop and mobile accessories, confectionery, among other items from the shops on wheels at MRP. Currently, WR is appointing salepersons who will be selling these products on the go.

Also Read: Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express Completes Its First Commercial Run

The report also stated that the trolley would be three feet tall and a foot wide. Meanwhile, Western Railway has already floated tenders for the ambitious project. The shopkeepers will be provided with a uniform that will distinguish them from illegal vendors. WR is planning to employ four shopkeepers carrying two trolleys.

The items will be available from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm in the AC Local trains on the Virar-Churchgate route. More importantly, these shopkeepers will not scream to sell their products but instead will have a catalogue describing the available items.

This will be the first time that the rail authorities are planning to introduce means to generate non-fare revenue on suburban local trains.

RELATED TOPICS
Latest News