Trials have begun of the second air-conditioned (AC) local train between Churchgate and Virar railway stations on Western Railway (WR). The trials began last week and are likely to be conducted till the end of May.
However, railways officials are sceptical about operating the train on the suburban route owing to concerns about the positioning of the train’s electrical equipment in its underframe.
Railway personnel undertaking the trials said that the equipment positioned in the underframe has been placed too low and water could enter the system during the monsoon, hampering the train’s operation. Read More