Mumbai: WR’s ac services records a high of one lakh daily passengers in a single day. The popularity & rising demand for AC local services by commuters over Western Railway WR’s has been growing day by day. Over the past few months, the ridership on AC locals has seen a steady increase. The peak time services are running to full capacity and there are more commuters preferring AC locals. It is noteworthy to mention that on 16th August, 2022, the daily passengers of AC locals crossed the milestone of 1 lakh commuters.
According to a press release issued by Shri Sumit Thakur – Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway, since the past few months, there has been a substantial rise in the number of commuters traveling by AC local trains. The total passengers travelling by AC locals in the month of April, May, June & July 2022 were 6.61 lakh, 11.18 lakh, 13.44 lakh & 14.51 lakh respectively while in the current month of August, 8.40 lakh passengers have travelled till 16.08.2022. The daily passengers booked on 16.08.2022 alone was 1.06 lakh, which is a record in itself. This figure is 19% more as compared to the previous best of 89,891 daily passengers booked on 08.08.2022 & 25% higher than the figure of 85,231 daily passengers booked on 04.07.2022.
Shri Thakur stated that more & more passengers are patronising these AC locals & to meet this increasing demand, Western Railway is taking all possible efforts to introduce more AC local services. In the recent past, WR had introduced 8 more AC local services w.e.f 8th August, 2022, taking the total to 48 services.