MUMBAI: As a Republic Day gift, the Western Railway is starting 40 new suburban services from 26th January, 2009. With the induction of 2 more new hi-tech EMU rakes, the services are being increased of which 32 are for Virar sector.
Of the above, 5 are in peak hours. 80 per cent of services to be introduced are for the Virar sector. Every effort is being taken by WR to ease the load on trains on Borivali-Virar sector and this is one step to provide relief to the commuters of this sector. Virar sector services, thus, will go up from 370 to 402 and 12 car services from 612 to 652.
Care has been taken to bridge the gaps between the Virar trains.
It is noteworthy that in November 2008 twenty three services were introduced and now with this addition, the total number of services on WR will reach to 1196 per day.