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Mumbai: 'Vande Metro can never replace Mumbai locals'


Updated on: 08 February,2023 06:03 AM IST  |  Mumbai
Rajendra B. Aklekar |

Unfortunately, there is no space in suburban and Metro ecosystem for these shiny new toys; but they might be a fit for inter-city rides like Pune, Nashik and mainline EMUs

Mumbai: 'Vande Metro can never replace Mumbai locals'

Vande Metro will be a mini version of Vande Bharat Express (in pic). Pic/Ashish Raje

Can the newly announced Vande Metro train run in Mumbai? How is it different from AC locals and regular Metro trains? These are some of the questions on the minds of city rail officials, who eventually opined that it’s not meant for the suburban network but for inter-city and mainline. Announcing the Vande Metro train in the Budget, Union Minister of Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw said that unlike the 16-coach Vande Bharat Express trains, it would have only eight.

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