So finally, the first MUTP-2 rake was turned out from ICF yesterday, amid much fanfare. On this occasion, I would like to point out something MRVC has quietly brushed under the carpet. Something that hardly anyone has noticed.
Six rakes from MUTP phase 1 have not yet been delivered! As per allotment in 2011, 5 of these rakes are for Central Railway and 1 for Western Railway. Where on earth are these rakes? They have simply vanished into thin air! There is no mention about these pending rakes anywhere! The total cost of these 6 rakes comes out to Rupees 115.3 cr! That is no small sum. Where did all this money go? Silently into someone’s pocket?
MRVC, which loses no opportunity to generate huge hype around the smallest of things, is silent about this. No one from the media too seems to have noticed this either.