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First AC local train starts in Mumbai; commuters elated
Reported By: NMF Reporter On: 25 Dec 2017 03:34 PM
First AC local train starts in Mumbai; commuters elated

Mumbai, Dec 25: The Indian Railways on Monday flagged off the country's first air-conditioned suburban local train for Mumbai commuters, 150 years after the first suburban local was hauled by a steam engine in 1867, officials said.

The Christmas and pre-New Year bonanza saw the first AC local's maiden run for the media, officials, some political party activists and commuters between Borivali and Churchgate on the Western Railway (WR).

Though a public holiday, there were hundreds of curious and wide-eyed commuters who crowded the Borivali station and other stations en route, which will start full-fledged operations from January 1, 2018, with 12 daily services.