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Konkan Railway to replace 2 sleeper coaches with AC 3-tier coaches, ET Infra


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The Konkan Railway (KR) on Friday announced that it will be replacing two of its sleeper coaches with economy three-tier AC coaches in two trains — Mumbai-Madgaon Mandovi Express and Mumbai-Madgaon Konkan Kanya Express — on a permanent basis from February next year.

This is being done as there is a huge demand for AC travel in these two trains, said KR spokesperson Girish R Karandikar.

He further said that KR has decided to run additional special trains for clearing extra rush of passengers travelling during Ganesh festival. It will include special MEMU trains between Madgaon Jn and Panvel, and between Panvel and Khed, he added.

In other development, the Indian Railways on Friday said more than 2.14 lakh people participated in 1,934 activities with man hours of 6,62,990 in the first 14 days of the “Swachhata Hi Sewa” (SHS) cleanliness drive. The fortnight-long campaign was launched on September 15 by the chairperson and CEO of the Railway Board, who administered a cleanliness pledge to all the railway employees at the Rail Bhawan.

This year, the railway ministry has become a part of the joint SHS campaign launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and Ministry of Jal Shakti.

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  • Published On Sep 30, 2023 at 08:29 AM IST

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