Medha trains to make début on the Western Railway circuit within a month!
Medha local trains which are made in India, will soon be seen operating on the Western Railway line. The train has successfully completed all the trials and the Western Railway have approached the Commissioner Of Railway Safety (CRS) to grant approvals.
The CRS will send its approval to the Railway Board and within a span of two weeks a green signal is expected from the board. The Western Railways will currently operate two Medha local trains and will check the performance. Accordingly they will induct more Medha locals.
G.C. Agarwal, General Manager, Western Railway, said, “The trials of the Medha local trains have been completed and within a month the Medha local is likely to be inducted into the service.”
The Medha local train is preferred by the Indian Railway because it is more affordable than the other railways and is a product of a Hyderabad-based firm called Medha Servo Drives. The Make-In-India initiative of the government will help supply local technology to the metros without depending on imported technology.
Afternoon D & C had reported on Monday that the Central Railway (CR) authorities have written a letter to the Railway Board stating a demand for 36 new local trains. Out of the 36 new local trains 16 will be operated on the new Seawood and Uran stretch. The Central Railway Circuit on the other hand, is planning to bring in Medha local trains only by 2018.