Mumbai: Will AC locals ever be part of daily transport?

The future of AC locals thriving in Mumbai depends on Mumbaikars. The rail authorities in city are struggling to convince the Railway Board for approving air conditioned locals to be procured under Mumbai Urban Transport Project 3. This is because the existing AC local is not used to its capacity — 1,300 commuters use it in a single service as against 4,000 people on a regular train’s single service. The status comes in at a time when Western Railway is expected to get their second AC local in January.