New Delhi: Commuters in the Mumbai suburban
trains can look forward to hassle-free and faster services
with a Railway research unit signing an MoU with Mumbai Rail
Vikas Corporation to modernise operations.
As per the MoU signed yesterday between Research Designs
and Standards Organisation (RDSO) and the Corporation in
Lucknow, modern power equipment would be provided and fitted
by RDSO in suburban trains, which will save 30 to 35 per cent
"This will result in increased acceleration. Speed of
trains will increase from 100 kmph to 110 kmph," said a
Railway Ministry official.
He said EMU rakes can run with up to 18 car length as
against existing 12 car length, which will increase the number
of passenger per train considerably.
The suburban section, considered the busiest in the
Indian Railway network and the lifeline of the metropolis,
handles about 65 to 70 lakh passengers per day.
The MoU was signed between KBL Mittal, Director General,
RDSO and PC Sehgal, Managing Director of the corporation.