Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil has admitted that there is a shortage of railway police personnel to guard women compartments in suburban trains.
There would soon be five ladies coaches attached together in the 15-car local trains of the Central Railway on Mumbai suburban network.
As part of its efforts to make travel faster and more comfortable on its suburban network, the Central Railway will introduce 15-car services and increase the number of fast locals from 206 to 233 on the main line.
Rail and road traffic was hit and trains on the western and central lines were running late by 10-20 minutes.
Giving a tough time to Mumbaikars, torrential rains on Wednesday delayed the movement of local trains and saw morning flights to various destinations running behind schedule.
A day after hiking local train fares, the BEST public bus service, decided on Monday to increase its minimum fare by 20 percent.
Day in Pics: 25th December
Showbiz World - December 25, 2014
Sunny Leone with Mastizaade