To fill seats, CR may run 1st AC local on slow line

Mumbai: The Central Railway (CR) may run its first air-conditioned (AC) rake on the slow corridor for increased ridership, unlike the Western Railway (WR).

The CR would like to start with the slow corridor on the CSMT-Kalyan stretch as many businessmen alight at Masjid and corporate office-goers, at Parel or Currey Road.

The CR plans to bring the AC services to the fast corridor and its Harbour line as and when it acquires additional rakes in future.