MUMBAI: Ministry of Railways has decided to continue the introductory offer for fare of India’s first Air-conditioned EMU train for another six months. Due to this decision, the base fare of single journey shall remain 1.2 times of the base fare of existing single journey tickets for First Class tickets.
According to a press release issued by Shri Ravinder Bhakar – Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway, it is clarified that the fare of Mumbai AC local trains will not be increased as per some media reports. The Mumbai AC local train services have become very popular among Mumbaikars. It is worth mentioning that on the occasion of commencement of AC EMU train with effect from 25th December, 2017, it was decided that for the first six months as an introductory offer, the fare of AC EMU train will be 1.2 times of base fare of First Class and after that it will be charged as 1.3 times. But now this introductory offer is being further extended upto 24th December, 2018. Therefore, the fare table for AC EMU train will continue accordingly. It is worthwhile to know that in the last 6 months, India’s first AC Local train has had a total earning of more than Rs. 7 crore and the services of this train are getting very good response from commuters. Presently, 12 services of the AC EMU train are being operated from Monday to Friday on Churchgate – Virar section of Western Railway.