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Two extra coaches for women in new 15-car CR services

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, October 02, 2012
First Published: 11:31 IST(2/10/2012) | Last Updated: 11:32 IST(2/10/2012)

The new 15-car rake, likely to be introduced on Central Railway (CR) between CST and Kalyan stations from October 15, will have two additional ladies’ compartments and a general compartment.

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“The extra coaches will be attached to a 12-car train on the CST end,” said a senior official.

Subodh Jain, general manager of CR, has announced the introduction of 15-car services from October 15. It is considered a boon for the over 37 lakh daily suburban CR commuters, especially those who travel on the main line. The CR authorities said they are trying to introduce a few services of the new 15-car rake during peak hours.

CR authorities said they decided to reserve two coaches for women including a complete first-class coach considering the rising number of women passengers.

“Only 6% of the train space is reserved for first class women passengers in 12-car rakes. It will go up to 11% in 15-car rakes,” said the official.

Although of the three extra coaches, only half a coach is reserved as general first class compartment, CR sources said the space for general first class compartments will rise by 1.6%.


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