“The DC-AC conversion will take place before May 5,” said the official. He added that they are awaiting the approval of the commissioner of railway safety for the transition.
According to sources, after conversion, the running time of suburban locals could be reduced by 3-5 minutes between Kalyan and Thane.
Initially, the CR had fixed January 26 as deadlines for DC-AC conversion, but the shortage of duel current DC-AC rakes pushed it forward.
Though the WR had transferred seven dual current rakes, for smoother operation, the CR will need more rakes.