Indian Railways to launch 100 new suburban rail services in Mumbai

Indian RailwaysIndian Railways will introduce 100 new local train services on its Mumbai suburban network of Western Railway and Central Railway zones.

“Minister of Railways & Coal, Piyush Goyal will launch the new services on 29th September,” the Ministry of  Railways said in an official statement.

With these additional services, the total suburban services in Mumbai of Western Railway and Central Railway will increase from existing 2983 services to 3083 suburban services.

Out of these 100 services, 32 new services will be introduced on Western Railway while 68 services will be introduced on Central Railway.

The Ministry added, “Introduction of these new suburban services will benefit 77 lakh commuters travelling daily over Mumbai suburban network by reducing congestion and providing faster commute.”

Western Railway presently runs 1323 sub-urban services. After addition of these services, the total sub-urban services on Western Railway will reach upto 1355.

Currently, Central Railway runs 1660 sub-urban services. After addition of these services, the total sub-urban services on Central Railway will reach upto 1728.

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