Mumbai AC Local Fares Reduced By 50%! Pay Only Rs 30 For 5-Kms Travel (Check Fares For Imp Routes)
Minister of State for Railways Raosaheb Danve has announced a slash in air-conditioned local trains fare in Mumbai.
Rates have been cut by 50 per cent, so the existing minimum fare of Rs 65 for 5 km is now reduced to Rs 30.
The present rates (before deduction) are as follows:
- Churchgate to Virar Rs 210
- Churchgate to Vasai Rs 210
- Churchgate to Bhayander Rs 190
- Churchgate to Borivali Rs 180
- Churchgate to Andheri Rs 135
- Churchgate to Bandra Rs 90
- CSMT to Dadar Rs 65
- CSMT to Kurla Rs 135
- CSMT-Thane Rs 180
- CSMT-Dombivali Rs 205
- CSMT-Kalyan Rs 210
- CSMT-Vashi Rs 185
- CSMT-Andheri Rs 135
- CSMT-Gurgaon, Rs 180
- CSMT-Wadala Rs 65
All these fares will be cut by half.
Low Popularity, Occupancy
The Mumbai Railway Division runs around 80 air-conditioned local trains on both the Central and Western Railway on a daily basis.
On average 43,000 passengers travel on these trains.
A comprehensive survey by the railway authority last year showed that high fares and less frequency are the main reasons behind low occupancy of the AC trains.
Taking Citizens’ Feedback
Danve explained the decision to cut fares, saying that the public demanded a revision of the price of card tickets of AC local.
They suggested a reduction of the existing fare by at least 20-30 per cent.
Taking into consideration the responses and the convenience of Mumbaikars prompted the reduction of single journey ticket price of AC local trains.
There is no word yet as to when these prices will come into effect, however officials began work on the implementation after Danve made the announcement.