MUMBAI: With new coaches being introduced, people who commute in suburban trainssuburban trains, better known as ‘locals’ in Mumbai will finally experience a better, faster and more comfortable ride.
The new trains will run at a speed of 70-80 kilometers per hour between Churchgate and Borivli, and go up to 105 kilometers per hour on the Borivli-Virar-Dahanu stretch. This will reduce travel time significantly, and will result in more journeys through the day, with lesser waiting time between trains.
The suburban rail in Mumbai is one of the world’s most crowded railway systems, and acts as the city’s lifeline. During peak hours, one train carries close to 6,000 commuters, and more than 7.5 million commuters use local trains daily in the city. More info