Travelling from Borivili to Churchgate in a Mumbai local has never been cooler - polycarbonate
It is equipped with the same blue and gray polycarbonate seats as in the ordinary local second class carriage, which is disappointing considering that I expected it to be better after paying 165 rupees for one seat
The blue appearance of the country's first AC local train sparkled when it reached platform 9 at briveli station at about 10. 10am on Monday.
Inside, it is equipped with the same blue and gray polycarbonate seats found in a second class compartment in a normal place, which is disappointing as I am after paying Rs 165 for a seatway journey.
Fortunately, although this is the first trip, there is enough place to sit as the ticket inspector asks travellers who do not have a ticket to get off before the train finally leaves on time.
It was the first AC local train and I was keen to go down the coach in the foyer from start to finish and experience the frenzy.
While the railroad provides women with separate coaches and has reserved seats for disabled passengers and seniors, people tend to miss the difference when you walk into a coach.
The Western Railway may have to be better divided into coaches reserved by women, just like the subway.
The rack is strong but too low.
Most importantly, the coach of AC local needs CCTV cameras that the government has promised to install soon.
The air conditioner is comfortable and the fan is excellent.
However, it seems a bit hot at both ends of the coach, especially near the coach.
Each coach is equipped with two fire extinguishers, a stated talk system to ensure the safety of the passengers, a notice about pulling the chain, and a list of what to do and what not to do.