The next AC local train will have features similar to a metro

The second rake will have power equipment in the underslung and the power capacity of motors will be increased by 50 per cent

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The second Air Condition rake that will be introduced in Mumbai will sport a look similar to that of the metro train as the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) has decided to make several crucial changes. This will help increase capacity and will also work on a door closure system so that there is no loss of time. 

In 2015, the first AC rake arrived in Mumbai and it was introduced in December 2017 on the Western Line. Until now, the rake has faced issues related to the door-closure system and leaks from the AC system.

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ICF’s General Manager Sudhanshu Mani said that the second rake will have power equipment in the underslung and the power capacity of motors will be increased by 50 per cent. He added that due to this, the rakes will be able to achieve faster acceleration which will help in making up for the time lost because of opening and closing of doors.

The shifting of power units to the underslung means a person will be able to travel from one end of the train to another as the rake will have a vestibule type of design and this will also increase the carrying capacity of the train. 

Sudhanshu Mani said that it will have better quality seats and luggage rakes and modern braking system.

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