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15-car Mumbai local trains to have 5 ladies coaches

There would soon be five ladies coaches attached together in the 15-car local trains of the Central Railway on Mumbai suburban network.



Mumbai: There would soon be five ladies coaches attached together in the 15-car local trains of the Central Railway on Mumbai suburban network.

The announcement came on the International Women`s Day.

"In view of the increasing number of the women commuters, Central Railway has decided to increase ladies accommodation in its 15-car rakes to five coaches," Central Railway General Manager Subodh Jain said in a statement.

The decision will be implemented once the second 15-car rake is pressed into service. Both rakes would then have five ladies coaches each.

All the five ladies coaches will be in a group at ‘Kalyan end` (northward end) of the rake.

Besides, the Central Railway also plans to add more ladies coaches in the 12-car trains in future, the statement said.

PTI

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