This report in Mid Day states that coupler force trials for Bombardier rakes are being carried out now. It means that the trials, already delayed inordinately, have heaped on an additional 1 month of delay as per the revised estimates of MRVC. As per MRVC the trials were to be completed by middle of September.
What exactly is conspiring in MRVC, RDSO and railway board? IR is least interested in commissioning the bombardier rakes. People in MRVC & RDSO are just not bothered. Even after a year has elapsed since manufacture of prototypes, there is not even the slightest sign of a sense of urgency to get things done. This is red tape at its worst.
I hope the rakes are commissioned at least before the year 2100.