It seems the commuters’ troubles who travel in those packed locals and that too in this sweltering heat do not seem to be coming to a close any sooner. Turns out that the AC locals that were being earlier tested on the Central Lines will now be tested on the Western Lines given that the height of these locals is found to be exceeding the stipulated limit defined for Central Railway.
As per Ravindra Bhakar, the Chief Public Relation Officer of the Western Railways told Mumbai Live that the AC locals have got the approval from the Railway Board for getting them tested on the western lines.
As for now, these AC locals have already been tested by the BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited) and RDSO (Research Design and Standards Organization) officials. Bhakar further stated that the testing of these locals will be conducted for a good 3 to 4 months and different aspects of the train will be tested and examined during the trials.
These AC locals that had entered Mumbai from the ICF factory based in Chennai on April 5 last year, were up till now being tested on the central lines.