Amchi Mumbai’s first AC local: Get ready to travel soon
Mumbai’s AC local: First look
THE FIRST-EVER air-conditioned AC local for Mumbai rolled into the city on Tuesday morning. The blue-grey AC local train rake with a stainless steel body has 12 coaches with a capacity to seat 5,964 passengers, as opposed to 4,984 in the old Siemens rake.
The train has some new features. It has wide double-glass sealed windows to offer a better view outside.
In case of an emergency, each coach has a system installed that lets the passenger connect to the motorman and guard, and an LED destination board is present to alert the motorman.
There is also a manual door opening system in each coach that can be accessed even when the train is in movement.
It will also have a GPS system for announcements and any fault in the system will be diagnosed by an in-built mechanism.
Even though its outer body is ready, there is still a long time to go before the train can be opened to the public.
Work is yet to be done on the ventilation system, the air-conditioning system, the passenger alarm system and the automatic doors, among many other things.
CPRO of the Central Railway A K Singh says no date has been fixed yet for its trials and eventual deployment.
Around 54 crore have been spent to build the AC local with lots of facilities and interior decor for the passengers. Some work is yet to be done regarding the software and GPS system.
Hope it will be done soon and passengers can travel in lavish way.