Mumbai: Senior Citizens To Soon Get A Reserved Coach On Crowded Locals; Here’s All About It

Elderly commuters will soon get a reserved coach on Mumbai local trains.

by Shreya Ghosh
Mumbai: Senior Citizens To Soon Get A Reserved Coach On Crowded Locals; Here’s All About It

We LOVE Mumbai! Be it enjoying pani puri or just chilling at Marine Drive, Mumbai is simply one of the most beautiful cities. Among so many wonderful things about the city, travelling on the local trains is something that most people are afraid of. The crowd is absolutely intense, especially during peak hours. Looks like train journeys are about to get a lot smoother for the senior passengers soon.

Senior Citizens Will Soon Reserved Coach On Mumbai Local Trains

Senior Citizens Mumbai Local
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Young adults sometimes face problems in catching a train during rush times and we can only imagine how difficult it gets for senior citizens. According to a report by Mumbai Live, the Railways recently took the decision to reserve a train compartment only for the senior citizens. Local trains running on the lines of Central Railway and Western Railway will soon get reserved coaches for senior citizens.

Back in 2022, a Public Interest Litigation was filed stating how about 50,000 elderly citizens travel to Mumbai locals every day and the problems they encounter, according to a report by The Times of India. Also, a petition was filed to the Bombay High Court. It stated how there is a finite number of seats on trains and the number of passengers is only increasing. Following it, the High Court asked the Central Railway and Western Railway to look into it.

Previously, the Railways had some plans to transform Mumbai locals to some extent and make the existing old coaches as reserved coaches for senior citizens. Later, they sent a similar plan for taking it ahead and it got approval as well.

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A Major Transformation Is Coming Up!

Senior Citizens Mumbai Local
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The middle compartment of the train currently has 13 seats and a standing capacity of 91 passengers making it a total of 104 passengers inside the train. This middle coach will soon get a transformation for all the senior citizens travelling on Mumbai locals. In addition to the middle compartment, senior citizens already get reserved seats in the first and last second-class coaches.

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This is a significant step by the railway department to provide enhanced commuting experiences for elderly passengers every day. It is going to be a much-needed relief for senior citizens.

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