Western Railway will soon introduce the second air-conditioned rake but there will be no extra services as the existing rake will be sent for maintenance. The AC train was introduced in December 2017. As per railway rules, each rake has to be sent for a periodic overhaul (POH) every 18 months.
WR’s chief public relations officer Ravinder Bhakar said the Integral Coach Factory (ICF), which is manufacturing the rake, had assured that the second rake will be despatched before the month-end. It will be similar to the existing rake, whose electricals have been supplied by Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL).
Ten such rakes will be sent to Mumbai, of which some will be handed over to Central Railway. A WR official said that after the first rake comes out of the periodic overhaul, they will be able to run more services. Read More
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