Fare Structure for AC Mumbai Local train from 1st June 2019
WESTERN RAILWAY’S AC LOCAL TRAIN’S FARE TO SEE A CHANGE w.e.f 1st JUNE 2019
Ministry of Railways has now decided to withdraw the introductory offer of Air-conditioned EMU train. Due to this decision, the base fare of single journey shall now be 1.3 times of the base fare of existing single journey tickets of First Class tickets w.e.f 1st June 2019.
According to a press release issued by Western Railway, the Mumbai AC local train services have become very popular among Mumbaikars. It is worth mentioning that on the occasion of commencement of AC EMU train with effect from 25th December, 2017, it was decided that for the first six months as an introductory offer, the fare of AC EMU train will be 1.2 times of base fare of First Class and after that it will be charged as 1.3 times. This offer had been extended a couple of times in the past and was valid till 31st May, 2019. It has now been decided that the base fare of single journey shall be 1.3 times of the base fare of existing single journey tickets of First Class tickets. Accordingly, for issue of season tickets revised base fare for AC EMU shall be charged. Other applicable supplementary charges like MUTP , GST as applicable shall be levied separately. No difference of fare shall be collected on season tickets of AC EMU already issued. However, in case of upgradation of first class single journey tickets/ season tickets into AC EMU single journey tickets/season tickets, difference of fare shall be collected as per revised base fare.
It is worthwhile to know that in the year 2018-19, India’s first AC Local train has had a total earning of almost Rs 19 crore and the services of this train are getting very good response from commuters. The beginning of the new financial year too has been fruitful with the AC local earnings garnering approx. Rs 1.84 crore in April, 2019 which created a record of highest ever earning in a single month. The AC local had started on 25th December 2017 and has earned a total revenue of almost Rs 24 crore upto 30th April 2019. Presently, 12 services of the AC EMU train are being operated from Monday to Friday on Churchgate – Virar section of Western Railway.