As Ravindra Gupta, Member (Rolling Stock), Railway Board visited the Virar carshed and Mahalaxmi and Matunga workshops on Thursday, he made two important suggestions — uniformly coloured rakes across the network and gradually shifting the maintenance of trains from Mahalaxmi to Virar.
The gradual shift of maintenance to the Virar carshed, where a new workshop is being built, will ensure emptier trains for commuters living in far-flung suburbs like Vasai, Nala Sopara and Virar. Over a period of time, the local trains maintained by both Central Railway (CR) and Western Railway (WR) will be merged in a way that there is no shortfall in trains and can be easily interchanged. “Currently, around seven to eight trains undergo periodic overhauling daily at the Mahalaxmi carshed that has a workshop,” said a WR official.
Staff is being trained for this purpose. Trains that start from Mahalaxmi and go empty till Virar can be cut-short with the new system, believe WR officials. The Virar carshed has been built at a cost of Rs 318 crore and has the capacity to park 70 to 80 rakes. Read More…
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