Mumbai’s first AC local train is ready to undergo a test by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and its associates before being operational for the public. The train is worth Rs 55 crore. In the beginning the speed of this silver-blue coloured train will be limited to around 50-60 km/h .the train is parked at the Kurla car shed of Central Railway, and officials said considerable work is yet to be done on its interiors. Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of the Central Railway A K Singh said no date has been fixed yet for its trials and eventual deployment.
The train has some new features. It has wide double-glass sealed windows to offer a better view outside. The coaches are connected by vestibules in two parts of six each while the seats are similar to the previous Bombardier rake, no markings have been made to indicate separate coaches for men and women. When asked about it, Singh said the rake was just a prototype and no decision had been made about separate coaches.
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