Mumbai’s first air-conditioned local train will run between the Churchgate and Virar stations at 2.10 pm on Christmas Day, Mid-Day reported.
Western Railway’s Chief Public Relations Officer Ravinder Bhakar told the daily that the AC service will start running regularly from Monday.
The Railway Board on Saturday also fixed the fares for the AC local trains, Mumbai Mirror reported.
A one-way trip will cost commuters 1.3 times the current first-class fare, said Mukul Jain, divisional railway manager of Western Railway (Mumbai Central division) said. However, for the first three months, the ticket will cost 1.2 times the first-class fare, according to Mid-Day.
A first-class one-way ticket between Churchgate and Bandra, on a non-AC local train, costs Rs 70. It costs Rs 140 a trip from Churchgate to Borivli and Rs 170 from Churchgate to Virar.