In view of daily commuters demanding lowering of ticket fares, the Mumbai local AC trains will have its fares dropped by 50%.
This development comes following the Minister of State for Railways Raosaheb Danve’s announced that there will be a 50% reduction in fares of Mumbai AC locals.
So starting today, the fares of single-journey ticket fare for first-class and AC locals are set to become cheaper.
It is important to note that the revised fares for both AC and non-AC first class are said to be in effect from May 5.
The decision came in as daily commuters demanded a reduction in ticket prices.
The existing minimum fare of ₹65 for a distance of 5 km will be reduced to ₹30.
The minister of state for railways made the announcement at the inauguration of the restored heritage building of Byculla railway station in the presence of Maharashtra Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis.
the minister cited that it was a long-pending demand of the public to reduce the fares of air-conditioned local trains in Mumbai and they had received suggestions to reduce the existing fare by at least 20-30%.