Western Railway’s AC local services record ridership of approx. one lakh daily passengers

The popularity & rising demand for AC local services by commuters over Western Railway has been growing day by day.

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  • Over the past few months, the ridership of AC locals has seen a steady increase. The peak time services are running to full capacity and there are more commuters preferring AC locals.
  • It is noteworthy to mention that on 16thAugust, 2022, the daily passengers of AC locals crossed the milestone of 1 lakh commuters.

According to a press release issued by Shri Sumit Thakur, Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway said, since the past few months, there has been a substantial rise in the number of commuters traveling by AC local trains. The total passengers travelling by AC locals in the months of April, May, June & July 2022 were 6.61 lakh, 11.18 lakh, 13.44 lakh & 14.51 lakh respectively while in the current month of August, 8.40 lakh passengers have travelled till 16.08.2022. The daily passengers booked o­n 16.08.2022 alone was 1.06 lakh, which is a record in itself. This figure is 19% more as compared to the previous best of 89,891 daily passengers booked o­n 08.08.2022 & 25% higher than the figure of 85,231 daily passengers booked o­n 04.07.2022.

Shri Thakur stated that more & more passengers are patronising these AC locals & to meet this increasing demand, Western Railway is taking all possible efforts to introduce more AC local services. In the recent past, WR had introduced 8 more AC local services w.e.f 8thAugust, 2022, taking the total to 48 services.

Source: Western Railway -Press Release