CRS Mr Chetan Bakshi conducted inspection of bombardier rakes yesterday on WR. Mumbai mirror reports:
The two Bombardier local trains meant to ferry passengers on the western line, which have been mired in bureaucratic wrangling for over a year, will be ready for commuter runs by the end of the month. The commissioner of railway safety, Chetan Bakshi, monitored their trial journey from Churchgate to Borivali on Wednesday.
“Wednesday’s trials were successful and I did not find any major glitches,“ Bakshi told Mumbai Mirror.“I took a run between Churchgate and Borivali on the train and then inspected the driving cab at the Mumbai Central car shed. They are ready to run, but a date will be finalised by the WR. I shall send my readings to the chief commissioner of railway safety and the railway board who will then accord an approval to run these trains for commuter use.“
The WR and Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation had propose January 26 as the date of inaugur tion, but said that they were waitin , for final approval from the railway board before they could commit to a itinerary.
The report also summarises the bureaucratic hurdles faces by these rakes, which I have been constantly updating on this blog.
Let’s hope for the best that the rakes would be inaugurated on 26th January! If the inauguration is on 26th, stay tuned for the updates from inaugural run!!