Mumbai gets its first air-conditioned local

The train will be operational January 1, 2018, onward with 12 daily (6 return) services. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 25, 2017, 08.52 AM (IST)

Maharashtra minister Vinod Tawde & other dignitaries flagged off Mumbai's first air-conditioned local train today at the Borivali station. 

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Mumbai's first AC local train will run only over the weekdays with weekends reserved mainly for maintenance. 

Eight out of twelve daily services will be operated on the congested Churchgate-Virar (Palghar) route while three services will be run between Churchgate and Borivali. 

Train services will halt only at major stations with an exception to one service which will operate between Mahalaxmi and Borivali, halting at all stations.