4 yrs into service, new-age trains creak and crackle

Unbearable whistling sounds from the wheels, dingy and dark coaches and non-functional air-coolers.

Just four years after the new-age violet trains were inducted in the city’s fleet, lack of maintenance and poor quality of manufacturing have left commuters a harassed lot.

“It has been recently observed that the local trains create anirritating sound, which can be quite frustrating,’’ Fabian Edward Misquitta, a commuter wrote to DNA.

“In general, the quality of welding and other fixtures in the new trains was poor, but our local workshops are busy working on improving their quality by insulating frames and double-welding the joints. We can do it only when the trains come for periodic maintenance. They will all soon be good,’’ said a senior official at the wagon and carriage workshop.

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