After consultant’s interim report say commuters should be sensitised to higher fares, passenger bodies hit back with alternative suggestion
AC trains have lower frequency compared to non-AC trains and fewer passengers per trip. Pic/Ashish Raje
- Mumbai commuter bodies say simple solution could be reducing the fare of AC trains
- First class commuters may get convinced by such campaigns
- The interim report chalked out strategy to upgrade local trains into AC trains
While the interim report on upgrading all Mumbai local trains to air-conditioned (AC) talks of effective communication and convincing commuters to accept the higher fares of existing AC trains, Mumbai commuter bodies say a simple immediate solution could be reducing the fare of AC trains to that of first class to end all controversies once and for all for wider acceptability.