About MRVC rakes:
New rakes are being inducted for Mumbai’s suburban network to replace the old rakes as well as to add more capacity. These rakes are being purchased under the Mumbai Urban transport project. Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation Limited (MRVC) is the executing agency. These rakes have some new features like forced ventilation, better lighting, smoother ride quality, improved looks and quick acceleration & braking. There is a plan to purchase 174 rakes in phase 1 of MUTP. Integral coach factory, Chennai will manufacture the rakes. On an average, it takes 7-10 days for a rake to reach Mumbai from ICF.
In phase 2 of MUTP, 72 12 coach rakes are being procured. These will have electricals manufactured by Bombardier.
Please visit the Numbering Conventions page for a short overview of the numbering system of the EMUs.
I am a resident of Mumbai, and currently in the software field. Above all, a great fan of trains and buses! In this blog, I will highlight various aspects about MRVC rakes, and transportation in Mumbai as a whole.
I would like to thank fellow railway enthusiasts Aamod Nerurkar, Vijay Aravamudhan & Shantanu Kulkarni for their valuable inputs from time to time!