Central railways inaugurated its first MRVC rake at the hands of Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh. Central railway inaugurated its first MRVC rake which would add 12 additional trains on the Thane-Vashi line. With the current population of commuters traveling daily, there are 5000 commuters per train, which only has a capacity of 1700. With this introduction the services of the section is likely to increase the passenger capacity reducing the burden by 2500 commuters per train. However, Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh assured that with the MUTP Phase 2, this would also be taken care off. He added that he has also put forth a proposal to the government to start two rail routes for Beed, Maratwada and other rural areas. Speaking on the subject of rehabilitation during railway development projects, he stated that the slums established prior to the year 2000 would not be removed and if the railway authorities do want to remove them for development projects, then they would have to provide the slum dwellers with rehabilitation. We also spoke with the State Railway Minister, Narayan Bhai Ratwa who spoke about the coming up railway budget. The new rake comes with amendments which alike the feedback of the commuters like rounded edges of seats against sharp ones, sun shield for motormen, chequered flooring as oppose to smooth slippery floors and bigger green and red stripes to identify first class coaches from other coaches. Central railways will also install an X ray baggage scanner as well as other security equipments at CST in a few months.
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