Matheran toy train to get AC coach from today
THE iconic Matheran toy train, a major tourist attraction, will have one air-conditioned coach from Saturday, Central Railway (CR) officials said.
The AC coach is being introduced to make the journey more comfortable for the passengers, they said.
“It is for the fist time, the Neral-Matheran train will have an AC coach,” a spokesperson of the CR said.
“It will provide muchneeded relief to the tourists from the sweltering heat and make their journey more exciting,” he said.
The fare of this AC coach is Rs 415 per person, which includes basic fare, reservation charges and the GST, the official added.
The 111-year-old toy train, which was shut since May 2016 following derailments, had resumed full services in January this year. The train is a big attraction for tourists visiting the picturesque Matheran hill station in neighbouring Raigad district.