Matheran toy train to get AC coach from to­day

The Hitavada - - HOME & ABROAD -

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.

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