The Western Railways have decided to end their experiment of having the ladies coach bifurcated by a motor compartment.
The WR had run its first pure Alternating Current (AC) train on Christmas day and had called for feedback from women commuters on the change. Unlike ordinary suburban trains where the electrical motors are in the second, fifth, eighth and eleventh coaches, this new AC rake had these motors in the first, fifth, eighth and twelfth coaches. This meant that the compartment would have required two constables to man the ladies coach rather than one. Besides women commuters seemed reluctant to the fact that the new compartment would have just two doors instead of three. The general feedback was that the commuters were reluctant to change.
The train however had an advantage since the composition of the train increased the seating capacity.