Second AC local arrives, first one put on hold


Second AC local arrives, first one put on hold

With a few days left for the city’s first air-conditioned local to undergo a long-pending overhaul, the Western Railway finally managed to get a second AC local on tracks on Thursday. With this, commuters won’t all have to sweat it out in the muggy month of September, when the first and hitherto the only AC local would be in a railway yard, undergoing periodic maintenance and repairs. As the second AC local was rolled out, sources revealed that some of its technical issues remain to be resolved, but that wouldn’t interfere with its operations.

DNA had earlier reported about the issues with the second AC local, even as the first one was scheduled to be taken off the tracks for maintenance by August 31 This replaced the first one on August 22.

For the past several days now, the WR had been working on addressing the issues plaguing the second AC local. Over the past two months now the authorities had been correcting glitches in software connected to door closure. Read  More

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